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The Ship Captain's Medical Guide
Going to sea, for any reason, such as a member of the Navy, for trading, for exploration, and for fishing, had long been known to be very risky. Life was cheap, merchants, owners and Captains were very powerful, the seamen had no recourse in law, and they usually had no options in terms of other occupations. The Merchant Shipping Act , for the first time, put the onus of responsibility on the owners and Captains of vessels sailing under the British Flag, to carry medical stores to a standard defined in law, carry lime or lemon juice of a certain volume and standard, and to provide seamen with a certain standard of accommodation and working conditions.
In addition, every ship was required to carry a medical book, containing instructions for dispensing the medical stores. It was, and still is, a ground-breaking book. Some of the opening comments resonate through the past years, are remarkably perceptive, and still very relevant to the practice of medicine today, in the 21 st century. The SCMG has been periodically updated since , and a total of 22 editions have been published over the last years.
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