Constitution’s crew are a healthy lot. Few catch the infectious diseases that on other ships are more deadly than enemy cannon. And if a sailor does fall ill, he is soon treated. In the sickbay surgeon Amos Evans and his assistants usually care for a dozen or more patients. Rest, cleanliness and a better diet cure most of them, but the medical treatment they get is little help. Lacking modern drugs and medical knowledge, the surgeon’s prescriptions harm patients as often as healing them.