Heard on Rad 4 today that all the old RN Naval surgeon records from the National Archives are now open to the public. Fascinating tales including the amputation of Nelsons arm to a poor young girl with a 22" worm inside of her!She carried on crapping worms but they cured her but I missed how,only the surgeon was highly praised when the ship docked. Should be some good tales there from all the operations carried out by RN and Merchant Surgeons. Guess it's too much to hope they would be put on line but some descriptions are pretty gruesome so they said. Guess it's worth a look if you live in the Smoke.