Medicine: Unsanitary Ships

Seamen last week acclaimed a blast from Newcastle-upon-Tyne against the condition in the crews' quarters of many ships. Professor Sir Thomas Oliver, 79, English authority on industrial diseases, declared that, due to insanitary quarters more sailors die of pulmonary tuberculosis, pneumonia and valvular heart disease than do landsmen. U. S. ships, said he, were cleanest in the world, British the worst.


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