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Document ID (ISN)44419
CIS number 85-1438
ISBN(s) 3-540-12956-1
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Goethe W.H.G., Watson E.N., Jones D.T.
Title Handbook of nautical medicine
Bibliographic information Springer-Verlag, Heidelberger Platz 3, Postfach D-1000 Berlin 33, 1984. 490p. Illus. Bibl. Price: DM.198.00.
Abstract This handbook is aimed at doctors on board ships and at other crew members responsible for health. It covers a wide range of topics, including: the history of nautical medicine; the ship's medical centre and medical chest; medical care on ships without a doctor (including radio medical advice); work and recreation at sea; effects of ship design on the physical and mental health of seamen; effects of macroclimate and microclimate; lighting; noise and vibration; water supply; waste and wastewater disposal; food; psychological problems; occurrence, frequency and aetiology of diseases and trauma on ships; accidents; classes of diseases (gastrointestinal, respiratory, musculoskeletal, venereal, skin, cardiovascular, urologic, mental, other); dental problems; treatment of sick seamen ashore; preventive medicine aboard (education, personal and food hygiene, alcohol and drug abuse, smoking, immunisation, disinfection and disinfestation, international health regulations); special topics (fitness for duty, dangerous cargoes, fishing fleets, women and children on board, the sea pilot, extreme conditions, search and rescue at sea, lifesaving appliances, offshore medicine, underwater medicine and diving).
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; sea transport; ships; occupational safety
Descriptors (secondary) climate; microclimate; dangerous substances; lighting; deep-sea fishing; children; drug dependence; noise; vibration; food; alcoholism; smoking; psychoses; deficiency diseases; nutrition; diving; work in isolation; disinsectization; emergency organization; waste disposal; lifeboats; disasters; women; fishing; immunization; water supply
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Nutrition
Water transportation
Alcohol and drug abuse