Medical and surgical journal of His Majesty's convict ship Sarah for 29 July to 19 of December 1829 by Alick Osborne, Surgeon,during which time the said ship was employed in a voyage to New South Wales.
Folios 1-2: George King, aged 20, convict; disease or hurt, catarrhus. Put on sick list, 19 August 1829. Discharged cured, 21 August 1829.
Folios 2-3: Robert Stainsby, aged 22, convict; disease or hurt, aphalalgia. Put on sick list, 1 September 1829, at sea. Discharged cured, 13 September 1829.
Folios 4-5: Richard Stott, aged 18, convict; disease or hurt, synocha. Put on sick list, 2 September 1829, at sea. Discharged cured, 9 September 1829.
Folios 5-6: Robert Field, aged 30, of the ship's crew; disease or hurt, diarrhoea. Put on sick list, 10 September 1829, at sea. Discharged cured, 17 September 1829.
Folio 6-7: George Cobb, aged 27, Private of the 63rd Regiment; disease or hurt, vulnus, his musket went off and the ball and stopper passed through his left foot. Put on sick list, 21 October 1829, at sea. Left the ship 16 December 1829 almost healed.
Folios 8-9: Thomas Gill, aged 25, convict; disease or hurt, pneumonia. Put on sick list, 22 November 1829, at sea. Discharged cured, 30 November 1829.
Folios 9-13: William Francis, aged 24, convict; disease or hurt, erysipelas [...] phlogosis erythema. Put on sick list, 18 November 1829, at sea. Discharged cured, 4 December 1829.
Folio 13: Abstract of the preceding journal, being a summary of all the cases contained therein, nosologically arranged.
Folio 14: Surgeon's general remarks. The voyage began in September . The prisoners had become accustomed to life on board ship in the hulks at Portsmouth. The voyage was quick, taking 100 days, and the weather fine, so the prisoners could be on deck all day. The prisons were kept clean and dry with stoves lighted all day. The case of William Francis was the only one of note. Only the oldest prisoners suffered any scurvy. Bark and wine was an effective prophylactic treatment. All but one were landed in robust health. Signed, Alick Osborne, Surgeon.