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Published: 06 October 2005

236 Pages | frontispiece, 8 pp plates, 4 maps, 1 line drawing


ISBN: 9780199287420

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Nelson's Surgeon

William Beatty, Naval Medicine, and the Battle of Trafalgar

Laurence Brockliss, John Cardwell, and Michael Moss

  • Explores the role of naval medicine and its contribution to victory in the Napoleonic wars
  • First biographical study of William Beatty, the surgeon who attended Nelson's deathbed
  • Reveals Beatty's role in creating the heroic narrative of Nelson's last hours

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