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March 30, 1900

Seasickness: A Sure Preventive.

JAMA. 1900;XXXVI(13):904. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02470130052019

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Park City, Utah, March 19, 1901.

To the Editor:  —Apropos of the treatment of seasickness. given in The Journal of March 16, I offer the following: None seem to have a sure remedy of seasickness, and the main reliance appears to rest on massive doses of nerve sedatives. It is a question with many, which they would sooner prefer, the after-effects of the medicines or the seasickness. Dr. Rawlin's remedy to "elevate all the limbs" is, for good reason, impracticable, when it is remembered that, on a rough sea, the position of the body is constantly changing. Dr. Brunton's bandage affords some relief; still, a better remedy is to plant the palms of the two hands on the abdomen and press hard toward the spinal column; but the good effect of either expedient is only temporary. If any one desires to experience genuine seasickness and to try his remedies for

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