Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Hill, George Birnie (1869)

updated August 31, 2013.

RN, surgeon; Staff Surgeon, HMS Melville October 1868; Hong Kong 1868.
[Hill gave John Ivor Murray, Colonial Surgeon, a tally relative to the prevalence of syphilis among the ships of war in Hong Kong for the year 1868. According to his findings, there were 81 primary cases and 35 secondary cases; most of them were probably contracted in Japan for the period, and none in Hong Kong since October 1868 (no data for the period between January and September 1868).]
Selected bibliography: Hong Kong Government, Report of the Colonial Surgeon for the Year 1868.


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