Handbook of Nautical Medicine

  • W. Hartmut G. Goethe
  • E. Norton Watson
  • Dilwyn T. Jones

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVI
  2. Introduction to Nautical Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. H. Schadewaldt, W. H. G. Goethe
      Pages 3-19
    3. H. Schadewaldt, W. H. G. Goethe
      Pages 20-31
  3. The Seafarer’s Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. E. Zorn
      Pages 69-81
    3. H. Ebert
      Pages 96-98
    4. H. Ebert
      Pages 99-103
    5. R. Herrmann
      Pages 104-110
    6. J. W. E. Pettersen
      Pages 111-127
    7. Z. Sobol
      Pages 128-134
    8. E. Zorn
      Pages 143-151
    9. H. Böhm
      Pages 152-161
  4. The Pathology of the Seafarer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173

About this book

Introduction

International cooperation on the health of seafarers began many years ago. As early as 1921, an international convention regarding this matter was presented to govern­ ments of maritime countries for ratification. The First World Health Assembly, in 1948, recommended that WHO should establish, with the International Labour Of­ fice, a Joint Committee on the hygiene of seafarers. The first session of this Com­ mittee, held in 1949, defined the problems affecting the health of seamen and made a number of recommendations. In the opinion of this Joint Committee, the health of seamen called for interna­ tional attention for a nu mb er of reasons. By the nature of his work, the seafarer is obliged to travel from country to country and is exposed to great variations of cli­ mate and also to any disease that may be prevalent in the port of call. He may there­ fore become a carrier of disease, so that the protection of his health is of importance not only to himself and the other members of the crew but also to the populations of other countries he visits. Yet, on account ofthe nature ofhis employment, it is diffi­ cult to provide the seafarer with the same standard of health care that is gene rally available to other sections of the population.

Keywords

Medicine World Health Assembly World Health Organization asthma attention care employment gene health hygiene population prevention stress travel vaccination

Editors and affiliations

  • W. Hartmut G. Goethe
    • 1
  • E. Norton Watson
    • 2
  • Dilwyn T. Jones
    • 3
  1. 1.Abt. für SchiffahrtsmedizinBernhard-Nocht-Institut für Schiffs- und TropenkrankheitenHamburg 4Germany
  2. 2.General Council of British ShippingLondonUK
  3. 3.Port and City of LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-69415-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-69417-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-69415-8
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