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An Essay on the Most Effectual Means of Preserving the Health of Seamen, in the Royal Navy; Containing Directions Proper for All Those Who Undertake
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1762. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ESSAY ON THE Most efiectual Means of preserving the Health of Seamen in the Royal Navy. * SECT. L Of preventing the Breeding of Sickness. IN the Equipment of a Fleet there are two Sorts of Men from whom Sickness may be apprehended, viz. Sailors imprest after a long Voyage from the East or West-Indies, or the Coast of Guinea; and such idle Fellows as are picked from the Streets or the Prisons. B The The former are often deeply tainted with scorbutic and other Disorders, which usually break out upon a longer Confinement and Fatigue at Sea. The Constitution might, in this Case, by proper Care, be surprisingly soon restored, and the Men duly prepared for another Voyage. From the latter Set of Men, there is Danger of communicating Infection to the whole Fleet. That there is a Disease of a contagious Nature, the Produce of Filth, Rags, Poverty, and a polluted Air, which subsists always in a greater or less Degree in crowded Prisons, and in all nasty, low, damp, unventilated Habitations loaded with putrid animal Steams, is now well known, and has been too often fatally experienced, by taking such contaminated Persons into our Ships. With Deference then to better qualified Judges, I would beg Leave to suggest, that the proper Method to be taken to secure the future Health of the imprest Sailors, and to obviate the Mischiefs which might accrue from diseased Landmen, seems to be this. In the usual Descriptions of imprest Merr taken by the regulating Captains, it would: be proper to insert their former Way of Life, the the Place of their late Residence, their present State of Health; and, with regard to Sailors, the Length and Healthfulness of their last Voyage. If, in Consequence of this Report, those who are just arrived from a long and sickly Voyage, were directly allow...

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Book: An Essay on the Most Effectual Means of Preserving the Health of Seamen, in the Royal Navy; Containing Directions Proper for All Those Who Undertake
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ISBN-13: 9781235142079
Product Code 9781235142079
Binding: Paper Back
Publishing Date: 2012-01-01
Publisher: General Books
Number of Pages: 00034
Language: English

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