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Off goodrington Naval hospital 1782

Off goodrington Naval hospital 1782

During the French wars Dr Thomas Trotter, physician to the Navy, set up a naval hospital in a large house near the beach at goodrington. This prevented the over crowding of the naval hospital at Dartmouth, there was a graveyard that washed away by the hospital and now there is a memorial stone.
from the records of Thomas Trotter Physician to the Fleet, published in 1797. Many boats were effected by epidemic of catarrh, or influenza, as it was first named by the Italians, in 1782, both Fortitude and Brunswick were mentioned among many others as putting in to Torbay to clear the ships.

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