Admiralty and predecessors: Office of the Director General of the Medical Department of the Navy and predecessors: Medical Journals

Details of ADM 101
Reference:ADM 101
Title:
Admiralty and predecessors: Office of the Director General of the Medical Department of the Navy and predecessors: Medical Journals
Description:

A selection of journals returned to the bodies responsible for superintending naval medical services by the surgeons of HM ships, some hospitals, naval brigades and shore parties. There are also journals from convict ships and emigrant ships, for which naval surgeons were provided. The journals contain an account of the treatment of medical and surgical cases, and usually a copy of the daily sick list, statistical abstracts of the incidence of diseases, and general comments on the health and activities of the ship's company.

PLEASE NOTE: A selection of records within this series are available to download free of charge as part of the Digital Microfilm project.

Date: 1785-1963
Related Material: Some of the 20th Century journals that were not selected for preservation in the National Archives are now held by the Admiralty Library, Naval Historical Branch, 24 Store, PP 20, Main Road, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3LU. However, almost all 20th Century journals remain closed to public access, in compliance with data protection legislation.
Journals from convict ships are continued in MT 32
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record
Language: English
Physical description: 804 bundles and volumes
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Unpublished finding aids: Index to ADM 101/128-293 at The National Archives, Kew.
Administrative / biographical background:

Fleet Temporary Memorandum 215 of 1990 terminated the requirement for ships' medical officers to compile journals.

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