"Early Naval Medicine"
— Fort Nelson Park —Naval regulations of 1798 state: "A convenient place be set apart for sick or hurt men, to which they are to be removed with their hammocks and bedding when the surgeon shall advise the same, and some of the crew appointed to attend them." Aboard ship, the sick were usually cared for in an area on the main deck between two gun ports. This space became known as "Sick Bay." The ship's medical officer carried the title of Surgeon or Surgeon's Mate. In those days, medicine was primitive. It consisted of "remedies," dressing of burns and wounds, blood letting and amputations.
|Placed By||Path of History, Portsmouth, Va|
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|Date Added||Sunday, May 31st, 2015 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 383658 N 4078026|
|Decimal Degrees||36.84098333, -76.30481667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 50.459', W 76° 18.289'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 50' 27.54" N, 76° 18' 17.34" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 700 Crawford Pkwy, Portsmouth VA 23704, US|
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