The Ship Captain's Medical Guide
Intended Primarily For The Use On Ships Where No Doctor Is Carried & Laymen Need To Assess, Diagnose & Treat Injuries & Ill Health. The guide can also be recommended for use in other situations where professional medical advice is not readily available, for example on expeditions.
For the 22nd edition, the guide has been comprehensively reviewed and updated. It contains a wide range of authoritative advice - from birth to death, from first aid, general nursing, hygiene and the prevention of diseases. The intelligent layman can safely carry out the recommended measures for the prevention & treatment of these injuries and illnesses.
Details of the medical stores to be carried by UK ships are included in the statutory Merchant shipping Notice issued under the Merchant Fishing (Medical Stores) Regulations 1995 as amended. The Merchant Shipping Notice also includes advice on the use, potential side effects and precautions associated with the medical stores and should be read in conjunction with the guide.
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