Tuesday, 21 December 2010

TNA Podcast: Naval medical officers' journals and the history of medicine

TNA staff member Daniel Gilfoyle illustrates and discusses the use of navel medical officer's journals in series ADM 101, especially as they relate to tropical diseases and the changing understanding of the causes of disease.

These journals, over 1,000 of them dating from the late 18th century, have been the subject of a cataloging project starting in 2007. Although not illustrated during the presentation the journals often include sick lists and case medical notes which may be of interest for family history.

Further information and a link to the podcast is at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/podcasts/naval-medical-officers-journals.htm

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