More than a first-aid manual, this down-to-earth guide tells how to treat virtually every type of injury and ailment one might encounter at sea, in quieter times, relevant maritime anecdotes will instruct and amuse readers. Quick-reference first-aid procedures and a cross-referenced index help find topics fast. Dr. Paul Gill tells how to assemble a complete shipboard medicine chest and treat everything from shock and fractures to poisoning and lightning strikes. Even childbirth, pediatrics, and sleep deprivation are covered in this seaworthy guide. Paperback. 230 pgs.