Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 September 2008

240 Pages | 17 halftones, 4 maps, 1 line drawing

ISBN: 9780199541355

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Nelson's Surgeon

William Beatty, Naval Medicine, and the Battle of Trafalgar

Laurence Brockliss, John Cardwell, and Michael Moss

  • Winner of Best New Non-Clinical Book 2006, The Royal Society of Medicine Book Awards
  • 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