SEASICK ADMIRAL Nelson and the Health of the Navy


An excellent book well researched and written, this is a scholarly investigation into Nelson’s ailments both those suffered in action and to those that we common in the 18th century. Nelson recognised that the fitness and morale of his troops was the trump card for victory over the enemy. Many other people contributed to what became a revolution in naval health but because of his heroic status Nelson’s influence was hugely significant, a role which this book reveals in detail for the first time.

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