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Kate Pentecost

Kate Pentecost is the Digital Curator at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Would you have survived being sick on the high seas?

11 Feb 2016

Being sea sick was a dire matter in the golden age of sail. Rough Medicine: Life and Death in the Age of Sail explores the world of the ship’s surgeon and his grizzly tools of the trade. From a queasy stomach to amputated limbs and spoiled food, life aboard a 17th century sailing ship was far from pleasant.

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