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Title: The seventh continent; a history of the discovery and explorations of Antarctica
Year: 1918 (1910s)
Authors: Wright, Helen S. (Helen Saunders), b. 1874
Publisher: Boston, R.G. Badger
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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m through his intelligentadministration of sanitary laws for the preservation ofthe health of his crew was rewarded by the Admiraltyin a promotion to the position of post captain, to befollowed shortly after by a still more substantial markof approbation of the English government in his ap-pointment as Captain in Greenwich Hospital. In February he was unanimously elected to the RoyalSociety. In a paper read before the Society, CaptainCook described the method taken to preserve the healthof the crew of her Majestys ship Resolution, duringthe long voyage round the world. A second paper readat a later date related the observation of the tides inthe South Seas. Captain Cook received the still greaterhonor of being elected to become a common memberof the Royal Society and received the gold medal forthe experimental paper of the year. In the light of modern methods for the preservationof health in high latitudes this first exhibition ofthoughtful appreciation for the bodily wants of seamen,
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The Later Voyages of Captain Cook 61 which had greatly impressed the members of thatScientific body, is of especial interest. In his remarks, Sir John Pringle, President of theRoyal Society, comments on the extraordinary resultsproduced by these precautions: **Captain Cook, he said, **with a company of ahundred and eighteen men performed a voyage of threeyears and eighteen days, throughout all the climates,from fifty-two degrees north to seventy-one degreessouth, with the loss of only one man by sickness. Iwould not inquire, he proceeds, of the most con-versant in the study of bills of mortality, whether, inthe most healthful climate, and in the best conditionof life, they have ever found so small a number ofdeaths, within that space of time? How great andagreeable then must our surprise be, after pursuing thehistories of long navigations in former days, when somany perished by marine diseases, to find the air ofthe sea acquitted of all malignity; and, in fine, thata voyage round the
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