Observations on the Diseases of Seamen
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Observations on the Diseases of Seamen

By Gilbert Blane
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  • OBSERVATIONS ON THE DISEASES OF SEAMEN. BY GILBERT BLANE, M. D. F. R. S. S. LOND. AND EDIN. PHYSICIAN EXTRAORDINARY TO THE PRINCE OF WALES, PHYSICIAN TO THE DUKE OF CLARENCE, AND TO ST. THOMAS’S HOSPITAL. THE SECOND EDITION, WITH CORRECTIONS AND ADDITIONS. LONDON: Printed by Joseph Cooper; And sold by John Murray, No. 32 Fleet Street; J. Johnson, St. Paul’s Church Yard; And by William Creech, in Edinburgh. M.DCC.LXXXIX.
  • CONTENTS.
  • DEDICATION. TO HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS Prince WILLIAM-HENRY.
  • PREFACE.
  • BOOK I.
  • CHAP. I.
    • TABLE I. ABSTRACT of RETURNS, 1st June, 1781.
    • TABLE II.
  • CHAP. II.
    • TABLE III.
  • CHAP. III.
    • TABLE IV. Shewing the Number of each Disease on board on the First of each Month, the Numbers sent to the Hospital, and Dead, in the Course of the Month.
  • PART I. BOOK II.
  • CHAP. I.
  • CHAP. II.
    • Extract from the Returns of the 1st of March, 1782.
    • Table, shewing the proportional Sickness and Mortality in March.
  • CHAP. III.
    • TABLE V. ABSTRACT of the RETURNS for APRIL, 1782.
  • CHAP. IV.
    • Table, shewing the proportional Prevalence of Sickness and Mortality in May.
      • JUNE.
    • JUNE.
    • Table, shewing the proportional Sickness and Mortality in June.
  • CHAP. V.
    • Table, shewing the proportional Prevalence of different Diseases, and their Mortality, in July, 1782.
    • Table, shewing the proportional Sickness and Mortality in August.
    • Table, shewing the proportional Prevalence of Sickness and Mortality in September.
    • Table, shewing the proportional Sickness and Mortality in October.
  • CHAP. VI.
    • Table, shewing the Prevalence of Sickness and Mortality in November.
      • DECEMBER.
    • DECEMBER.
    • Table, shewing the Prevalence of Sickness and Mortality in the old Squadron, in December.
    • Table, shewing the Prevalence of Sickness and Mortality in the new Squadron, in December.
    • Table, shewing the Prevalence of Sickness and Mortality in the old Squadron in January, 1783.
    • Table, shewing the Prevalence of Sickness and Mortality in the new Squadron in January, 1783.
    • Table, shewing the Prevalence of Sickness and Mortality in the old Squadron in February.
    • Table, shewing the Prevalence of Sickness and Mortality in the new Squadron in February.
    • Table, shewing the Prevalence of Sickness and Mortality in the old Squadron, in March.
    • Table, shewing the Prevalence of Sickness and Mortality in the new Squadron, in March.
  • CHAP. I.
  • INTRODUCTION.
  • CHAP. I. AIR.
    • SECT. I. Of the noxious Effects of Land Air in particular Situations.
    • SECT. II. Of Foul Air from the Neglect of Cleanliness in Men’s Persons—Infection.
    • 1. Means of preventing the Introduction of Infection.
    • 2. Means of preventing the Production of Infection.
    • 3. Means of eradicating Infection.
    • SECT. III. Of the Foul Air generated in a Ship.
    • SECT. IV. Means of guarding against Infection and Bad Air.
  • CHAP. II.
    • Of Aliment.
    • SECT. I. Of Solid Food.
    • SECT. II. Of Drink.
      • Of Water.
    • Of Water.
  • CHAP. III.
    • Of Clothing.
  • CHAP. IV.
    • Of Exercise.
    • CONCLUSION.
    • APPENDIX TO PART II.
      • MEMORIAL,
      • Supplement to the Memorial delivered last Year to the Board of Admiralty.
    • MEMORIAL,
    • Supplement to the Memorial delivered last Year to the Board of Admiralty.
    • DESCRIPTION AND TREATMENT OF THE DISEASES MOST COMMONLY OCCURRING IN FLEETS IN HOT CLIMATES.
  • CHAP. I.
    • Of Fevers.
      • 1. Of the infectious Ship Fever.
      • Treatment of the Ship Fever.
      • 2. Of the Bilious Remitting Fever.
      • Treatment of the Bilious Remitting Fever.
      • 3. Of the Yellow Fever.
      • Treatment of the Yellow Fever.
      • 4. Of the Effects of Flowers of Zinc and White Vitriol in the Cure of obstinate Intermittent Fevers.
    • 1. Of the infectious Ship Fever.
    • Treatment of the Ship Fever.
    • 2. Of the Bilious Remitting Fever.
    • Treatment of the Bilious Remitting Fever.
    • 3. Of the Yellow Fever.
    • Treatment of the Yellow Fever.
    • 4. Of the Effects of Flowers of Zinc and White Vitriol in the Cure of obstinate Intermittent Fevers.
  • CHAP. II.
    • Of Fluxes.
      • Treatment of Fluxes.
    • Treatment of Fluxes.
  • CHAP. III.
    • Of the Scurvy.
  • CHAP. IV.
    • Of the Wounds received in the Actions of April, 1782.
      • ASSORTMENT OF MEDICINES TO BE CARRIED TO SEA, FOR ONE HUNDRED MEN, FOR ONE YEAR.
      • Names in the last Edition of the London Pharmacopœia.
      • FORMULÆ QUÆDAM MEDICAMENTORUM IN MEDICINA FACIENDA APUD NAUTAS ACCOMMODATIORES.
      • 139BOLUS SEDATIVUS.
    • ASSORTMENT OF MEDICINES TO BE CARRIED TO SEA, FOR ONE HUNDRED MEN, FOR ONE YEAR.
    • Names in the last Edition of the London Pharmacopœia.
    • FORMULÆ QUÆDAM MEDICAMENTORUM IN MEDICINA FACIENDA APUD NAUTAS ACCOMMODATIORES.
    • 139BOLUS SEDATIVUS.
  • INDEX.
  • FOOTNOTES:
    • State of Health of His Majesty’s Ship Alcide. Carlisle Bay, Barbadoes, 1st June, 1781.
      • REMARKS.
    • REMARKS.
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