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Vol 62, No 4 (2011)
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Published online: 2012-04-30
Submitted: 2013-02-18
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Mapping the knowledge base for maritime health: 1 historical perspective

Tim Carter
International Maritime Health 2011;62(4):210-216.

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Vol 62, No 4 (2011)
MARITIME MEDICINE Original articles
Published online: 2012-04-30
Submitted: 2013-02-18

Abstract

There have been major developments in the understanding of disease and its treatment in the last 150 years. The development of the knowledge base on patterns of disease and injury in seafarers and on the effectiveness of intervention to prevent and treat them indicates the sorts of information that were collected and the settings in which it was possible to collect it. They also show how it has been used, as well as the reactions of those in the maritime sector to the collection and analysis of health information and to its use as a means of reducing harm.

Abstract

There have been major developments in the understanding of disease and its treatment in the last 150 years. The development of the knowledge base on patterns of disease and injury in seafarers and on the effectiveness of intervention to prevent and treat them indicates the sorts of information that were collected and the settings in which it was possible to collect it. They also show how it has been used, as well as the reactions of those in the maritime sector to the collection and analysis of health information and to its use as a means of reducing harm.
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Keywords

history; maritime; seafarer; seaman; health; disease; fitness; capability; work; epidemiology

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Title

Mapping the knowledge base for maritime health: 1 historical perspective

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 62, No 4 (2011)

Article type

Original article

Pages

210-216

Published online

2012-04-30

Bibliographic record

International Maritime Health 2011;62(4):210-216.

Keywords

history
maritime
seafarer
seaman
health
disease
fitness
capability
work
epidemiology

Authors

Tim Carter

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