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Losing it in New Guinea: the voyage of HMS Rattlesnake.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15935857     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The voyage of the HMS Rattlesnake to New Guinea and the archipelago to the east of it could have achieved so much for science. 'Make sure of what you do', enthused British hydrographer Francis Beaufort to the Rattlesnake's commander Owen Stanley in 1848. 'Do not leave interesting questions to be answered at the next visit - give names to Capes and Islands...and bring yourself and your people back without quarrels'. But for some reason Stanley wavered. There were several scientists on board the Rattlesnake desperate to ask interesting questions of these uncharted islands. But these natural historians, and in particular a young Thomas Henry Huxley, found their ambitions thwarted by their increasingly edgy captain.
Jordan Goodman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Biography; Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Endeavour     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0160-9327     ISO Abbreviation:  Endeavour     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-06-06     Completed Date:  2005-08-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375037     Medline TA:  Endeavour     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  60-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London, 210 Euston Road, London, UK NW1 2BE.
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MeSH Terms
Expeditions / history*
Great Britain
History, 19th Century
Natural History / history*
New Guinea
Oceanic Ancestry Group
Ships / history
Personal Name Subject
Personal Name Subject:
Owen Stanley

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