Fillers One hundred years ago

Nelson's personal experiences of surgery

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 01 December 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1302

Nelson was a man of weak frame and of a constitution which in these days would be called neurotic. This makes his physical courage and the vigorous vitality which enabled him to bear the rough life of the navy as it was in his day all the more remarkable. While he was still a midshipman the Indian climate broke down his health for a time. Southey says: “The disease baffled all power of …

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