The old man and I had a good chuckle the other day. Seems he was going through the medical locker in his cabin and came across the first aid manual for Captains. This particular one is the "Ship captain's medical guide", 20th edition, 1975.
This little gem of a picture had us both laughing, my oh my, how things change! The new, 22nd edition from the UK's MCA, appears to have been updated, the suggested cigarette therapy has been omitted from the latest version.
But there are still some little gems of prose in there, such as "Sexually transmitted diseases in sailors are generally acquired through unprotected casual and promiscuous sexual contacts, often with prostitutes." Be warned !
Labels: Safety, seafarers