Medicine: Up from the Sea

The merchant seaman is doing a huge job in the war. Last week a conference of Government medical officials and top-rank psychiatrists at the New York Academy of Medicine considered what a grueling job it is also. Cases were presented from the War Shipping Administration's five rest homes for seamen (in Long Island, New Jersey, Maryland, Louisiana, California). Samples:

> One man, picked up from a life raft, had several shrapnel wounds. When the hospital discharged him he "just wanted to get away from everything." But after a month, during which he was...

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