Online Primary Sources: Sea Surgeons’ Journals

Those of us who enjoy the various trials and travails of Stephen Maturin should be interested in this project from The National Archives – Surgeons at Sea: Royal Navy Medical Officers’ Journals. The Admiralty series that contains these documents, ADM 101, has been digitized (N.B., many of the files are quite large) though not transcribed, meaning that the journals are presented in their original form with no clear print version accompanying them. However, with each dated entry comes a summary of the pages for that particular day. There is a quite informative highlights guide that should be perused as well as four podcasts that shed additional light on the project and its contents.

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