An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

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PARSONS, Usher

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Sailor's physician, exhibiting the symptoms, causes and treatment of diseases incident to seamen and passengers in merchant vessels: With directions for preserving their health in sickly climates; intended to afford medical advice to such persons while at sea, where a physician cannot be consulted.

Cambridge, MA: Printed by Hilliard and Metcalf, 1820.

Digital facsimile from U.S. National Library of Medicine at this link. This work underwent at least four editions, the last of which was published in 1851 under the title of Physician for ships....That edition included new material on California and the Gold Rush of 1849 and following years, "containing advice to persons bound to that region, both by sea and overland, for the preservation of health and cure of disease on their way and while employed at the gold diggings."



Subjects: Maritime Medicine