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Medicine Under Sail

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In the age of sail, seamen struggled to survive not only the hazards of battle but daunting health problems brought on by faulty diets and long periods at sea in closely confined quarters. Ships that left port with banners flying all too often returned with remnants of a crew, haggard and sick and scarcely able to set a sail. As ships became more seaworthy, navigation instruments more reliable, and lengthy voyages more common, efforts to keep crews healthy became increasingly important. This study by a surgeon traces the ...

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Medicine Under Sail
2002, US Naval Institute Press

ISBN-13: 9781557502971

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Medicine Under Sail
2002, Chatham Publishing, London

ISBN-13: 9781861762122

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