Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Author: Zachary Sorensen

  • “Filth so foul and stench so offensive as not to be imagined”

    Richard de GrijsSydney, Australia … during the voyage there is on board these ships terrible misery, stench, fumes, horror, vomiting, many kinds of sea-sickness, fever, dysentery, headache, heat, constipation, boils, scurvy, cancer, mouth-rot, and the like, all of which come from old and sharply salted food and meat, also from very bad and foul water,…