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February 17, 1906

AN EXPERIMENT IN SEASICKNESS.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(7):516. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510340042014

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Abstract

Seasickness is not generally considered a serious disorder, and its victims do not get the sympathy they deserve, considering the amount of human happiness that is even temporarily destroyed. Occasionally, however, it is a very serious matter to individuals and its public importance may perhaps be estimated from the fact that to it has been attributed the influencing of the fate of nations by the limitations of their sea power which it caused. It is not altogether surprising, therefore, that there exists in France and possibly elsewhere in Continental Europe, a "League Against Seasickness." This body, it is reported, proposes to charter a steamer and invite some six hundred physicians to sail from Hamburg, Antwerp and French ports to Lisbon at the time of the International Medical Congress. It is expected that experimental study of the subject will be conducted, and that in this way practical tests of the various

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