Nelson's Surgeon

William Beatty, Naval Medicine, and the Battle of Trafalgar
Author(s): 
Brockliss, Laurence
Author(s): 
Cardwell, John
Author(s): 
Moss, Michael
ISBN: 
0199287422
Date published: 
October 2005
Hardback
Price: 
£45.00

The death of Admiral Nelson on his flagship, the Victory, at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 is the basis of a well-known story. This book focuses on William Beatty, the surgeon who attended Nelson in his last hours and was later to publicize the deathbed scene. It traces his life and career as a leading naval surgeon during the Napoleonic Wars and afterwards.