Doctor on Board
Ship's Medicine Chest and Care on the Water
M. D. Forgey
A book to take with you when you go sailing or power-boating, in case a medical emergency or other medical problem arises. It emphasizes head trauma and management of orthopedic injuries, seasickness and issues relating to cold injuries (“cockpit foot”), illness after exposure after leaving a port-of-call, and burns (including exposure to the sun and/or boiling water in the galley). All these and more are discussed with treatment options included. It’s a must-have book for the serious (or weekend) sailor or power-boater.