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Dr Ricketts and the nursing staff on the deck of the Atlas.
|Dr Ricketts and the nursing staff on the deck of the Atlas.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: P49721|
|Description: Doctor Thomas Frank Ricketts, the Medical Superintendent of the Metropolitan Asylums Board's smallpox ships, with the Assistant Matron Louise Barton and nurses on the deck of the 'Atlas'.
Ricketts became the Superintendent in 1892, and remained in the post until 1914. He became one of the world's foremost authorities on smallpox. His book 'Diagnosis of Smallpox', published in 1908, became a definitive work on the subject and remains important today. Ricketts died of tuberculosis in February 1918.|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|