Dr. Sidney Bernard
The R.N steam sloop Eclair became infected with yellow fever when the ship
was patrolling the coast of
The Captain died and the 7 surgeons who went aboad at
became infected but Assistant Surgeon Dr. Sidney Bernard bravely stayed
be landed for treatment. . The Eclair was ordered to Sheerness Foul Bill
Quarantine Station at Standgate Creek just off Queenborough.
The pilot bringing the ship to Sheerness died .
The whole ships
company of sailors and one doctor were condemned.
After treating 74 fatal casualties Dr. Bernard was the last to die in October 1845 .
The brave Doctor lies in a waterlogged resting place washed by the tides on that island.