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This is a gripping story of surgical training and adventure of a ship's surgeon on the high seas, equally interesting for the laity and for members of the medical profession.
The basis of the story is a period in the life of one John Knyveton whose adventures have been recorded and edited in diary form by Ernest Gray.
The book consists of two parts, the first dealing with the apprenticeship and training of Knyveton in London as a surgeon, which took the lengthy time of six months. An intimate account of the conditions of the time—thrilling tales of grave robbing
The Diary of a Surgeon in the Year 1751-1752.. Ann Intern Med. 1939;12:1392. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-8-1392_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;12(8):1392.
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