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Postgrad Med J. 2002 Jul;78(921):441-2.

David Samwell (1751-98): surgeon on the Discovery.

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Department of Gastroenterology, Princess of Wales Hospital, Coity Road, Bridgend CF31 1RQ UK. JSMogwr@aol.com

Abstract

David Samwell, born in North Wales, was surgeon on the Discovery during the third and last voyage of Captain James Cook. Samwell wrote a biography of Cook and was a distinguished poet. He also served on several more voyages, retiring from the sea aged 45.

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12151677
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PMC1742435
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