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12 July, 1768

 

On 12 July, 1768, the minutes of the Sick and Hurt Board recorded, 'Mr Munkhouse, Surgeon of the Endeavour Bark was this day at the Office and Dr Maxwell delivered to him instructions for administering the rob of Lemons and Oranges which by order of Admiralty was to be sent on board, to make trial of their efficacy in curing the Scurvy, also instructions for preparing the portable soup with pease and oatmeal on Banyan days for the Ships company”.

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