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Walcheren 1809: A Medical Catastrophe

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Walcheren 1809: A Medical Catastrophe

M R Howard. BMJ.

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Pictorial plan of grand expedition in West Scheldt, August 1809, showing difficulty of approach to Antwerp
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Winding up of the medical report of Walcheren expedition, Thomas Rowlandson, March 1810. The two victims in the pillory are Physician-General Lucas Pepys and Surgeon-General Thomas Keate. “A Jack-Son” is Dr Robert Jackson, a severe critic of the army medical board. The barrels are inscribed “TK” as Thomas Keate was accused of misappropriating luxuries, and the case of “oak bark” is an allusion to the shortage of real bark on Walcheren. The public house “A Goose Cured Here” is presumably a hospital (“agues cured here”)

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