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International Medical Guide for Ships

International Medical Guide for Ships

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Including the ship's medicine chestSecond edition
World Health Organization
The World Health Organization was established in
1948 as a specialized agency of the United Nations
serving as the directing and coordinating authorityfor international health matters and public health.One of WHO's constitutional functions is to provideobjective and reliable information and advice in thefield of human health, a responsibility that it fulfilsin part through its extensive programme of publi-
The Organization seeks through its publicationsto support national health strategies and addressthe most pressing public health concerns ofpopulations around the world. To respond to theneeds of Member States at all levels of develop-
ment. WHO publishes practical manuals, hand-
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priority activities, encompassing disease preven-
tion and control, the development of equitablehealth systems based on primary health care, andhealth promotion for individuals and communities.Progress towards better health for all also demandsthe global dissemination and exchange of infor-mation that draws on the knowledge and ex-perience of all WHO'S Member countries and the
collaboration of world leaders in public health and
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translation and adaptation. By helping to promoteand protect health and prevent and control diseasethroughout the world, WHO's books contribute toachieving the Organization's principal objective -the attainment by all people of the highest possiblelevel of health.Illustrations by Shaun Smyth.ISBN 92 4 154231 4 ©World Health Organization 1988Reprinted 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002Publications of the World Health Organization enjoycopyright protection in accordance with the pro-visions of Protocol 2 of the Universal CopyrightConvention. For rights of reproduction or transla-tion of WHO publications, in part or
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The designations employed and the presentation ofthe material in this publication do not imply theexpression of any opinion whatsoever on the partof the Secretariat of the World Health Organizationconcerning the legal status of any country, territory,
city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the
delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.
The mention of specific companies or of certain
manufacturers' products does not imply that theyare endorsed or recommended by the World Health
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Preface vIntroduction. How to use the guide vii1 First aid 12 Toxic hazards of chemicals including poisoning 533 Examination of the patient 614 Care of the injured 675 General nursing care 916 Communicable diseases 1237 Sexually transmitted diseases 1478 Other diseases and medical problems 1599 Diseases of fishermen 24310 Pregnancy and women's medical problems 24911 Childbirth 25312 Medical care of castaways and rescued persons 25913 Death at sea 27114 External assistance 27715 Environmental control aboard ship 28316 Disease prevention 29717 Advice on medicines 30318 List of medicines 30919 Surgical equipment, instruments, and supplies 333Annex 1 Anatomy and physiology 341Annex 2 Regions of the body 349Annex 3 Weights and measures 351Annex 4 Medical report form for seafarers 352Annex 5 Disinfection procedures 354Annex 6 Joint ILO/WHO Committee on theHealth of Seafarers 356Index 359

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