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Marchioness disaster-doctor’s experience

Title
Marchioness disaster-doctor’s experience
Genre
Interview
TX Date
21 Aug 1989
Year of production
1989
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Duration
00:03:51
Description
Margaret Shiels interviews Dr Judith Fisher, a London GP and members of unit BASICS, about the work following the sinking of the Marchioness pleasure boat following a collision with the dredger, Bowbelle, on the River Thames in London (20/08/89). On role of the doctors including the unpleasant task of identifying the dead and going onboard the salvaged vessel and supplying counselling.
Contributors
Margaret Shiels; Judith Fisher
Keywords
Deaths; London; Health services; Medical treatment; River Thames; Boats; Counselling; Disasters (events); Doctors; Search and rescue operations; Marchioness; Bowbelle; Marchioness disaster (1989)

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