Medical Branch (Royal Navy)

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The Naval Medical Service was the name given to the medical branch of the Royal Navy.

Healthcare Provision

As of 1894, with an overall strength of the Royal Navy of 60,000 men, the Naval Medical Service had 13 hospitals, 230 sick-berth staff ashore and 3,617 beds.


Reference List

  • Billings, M.D., John S.; Hurd, M.D., Henry M. (1894). Hospitals Dispensaries and Nursing: Papers and Discussions in the International Congress of Charities, Correction and Philanthropy, Section III, Chicago, June 12th to June 17th, 1893. Baltimore: The John Hopkins Press.