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Archives throw light on sea sicknesses

The generally complicated search through the UK's National Archives has now been simplified when looking for the records of naval surgeons.

BBC's Sanchia Berg has been scrolling through some journals, dating from the late 18th century, which include descriptions of disease as well as information about life at sea.

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