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Re: Medicine at Sea advice

DEHYDRATION is a large an d deadly problem with sailors. we die of it-- make sure this is made known.
much of medicine at sea is similar to medicine in a hiking/camping/climbing situation in wilderness, away from help.
there is a book WHERE THERE IS NO DOCTOR--you may wish to acquire this book --it will be a help.
merck manual and handbooks of emergency medicine are also helpful.
a medical kit that is complete, will take up an entire boat. i keep on board some few broad spectrum antibiotics, splinting materials, bandages, neosporin ointment, scissors, tweezers, "second skin" crazy glue and super glue, cervical collar(i know how to make a rigid collar/support from that for protecting necks after a fall)..and some other stuff....
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