Catalogue description Medical journal of the Norfolk convict ship from 11 March to 23 August 1825 by William...

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Medical journal of the Norfolk convict ship from 11 March to 23 August 1825 by William Hamilton, surgeon and superintendent, during which time the said ship was employed on a voyage from Deptford to Port Jackson in New South Wales.

Folios 1-2: Isaac Emerson, private of the guard, aged 23; disease or hurt, a strong young man of sanguine temperament was seized last night with a pain in his breast attended with difficulty in breathing and sense of suffocation. Taken ill, 12 April 1825 at sea. Discharged 16 April 1825 to duty.

Folio 2: William Dawson, convict, aged 26; disease or hurt, having fell for some days an acute pain in the right side in the region of the liver and now is so bad as to prevent his being on the opposite side. Taken ill, 21 May 1825 at sea. Discharged 3 June 1825.

Folio 3: John Mawn, convict, aged 17; disease or hurt, [started?] up from his bed last night in his sleep and soon after fell into convulsions which continued nearly half an hour. The fit returned during the night but not for so long a period, and from the boy's stupidity I can learn but little from him, it does not appear that he has been subject to fits before, his eyes appear dull and heavy and on speaking to him they become suffered with tears. Taken ill, 29 May 1825 at sea. Discharged 4 June 1825.

Folios 3-4: John Connor, corporal of the guard, aged 29; disease or hurt, from dyspepsia, not having had a stool for some and a pain in his head. Taken ill, 13 June 1825 at sea. Discharged 20 June 1825 to duty.

Folios 4-5: Benjamin Hazlelip, convict, aged 29; disease or hurt, this man a [convict] for life of extremely melancholy temperament leaving a wife and family in England has suffered much from dyspepsia. Taken ill, 14 July 1825 at sea. died 21 July 1825.

Folios 5-6: Stephen Baldry, convict, aged 30; disease or hurt, one of those men who having slight symptoms of scurvy. Taken ill, 3 August 1825 at sea. died 7 August 1825.

Folios 7-12: Blank.

Folio 13: numerical abstract of cases listed in the journal.

Folio 13: Surgeon's general remarks. Slight symptoms of scurvy made its appearance but gave way to an additional quantity of lime juice. Signed William Hamilton, surgeon and superintendent.

Date: 1825
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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