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Old 02-05-2006, 03:06   #1
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Check here for some good Medical Resources* ~ by Mark R. Anderson, M.D.
http://www.riparia.org/index.html

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Cruising Medical Kit: www.riparia.org/cruising_medical_kit.html
Poisonous Sealife
Is my chest pain a heart attack?
Appendicitis at Sea
13 Key Points and Joint Reduction
and much more ...
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Gord,
Also a very good source/list of toxic woods.
Keep your respirator handy when working, cutting, sanding these.
My dad developed a severe allergy to lignum vitae as a naval carpenter during WWII, probably resulted in his Chronic Obstructive Lung disease that eventually killed him. Lignum Vitae was commonly used for propeller shaft bearings. Guess the message is wear a respirator when working with rare/exotic wood species (teak included).
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Here is a useful resource - a pdf copy of the Ship's Captain's Medical Guide. http://www.mcga.gov.uk/c4mca/mcga-se...ical_guide.htm
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