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Seasickness is a distressing disorder from which a large proportion of the traveling public suffer; yet it hardly receives mention in works on practice. Its pathology is still a matter for discussion among medical authorities, and now come the naval architects with their theories of its causation. Any one who has had experience knows that steamers are much more conducive to this distressing ailment than sailing ships, and the difference is chiefly attributed to the lack of steadying effect of the wind and consequent unregulated rolling and generally exaggerated motor performance of the vessel. With the increase of size of ocean packets of late years, this cause ought to be somewhat restricted, but according to the scientific shipbuilders a new element is introduced. A long vessel is practically a vibratory bar with its nodes and loops, and the longer the ship and the greater the speed and power of the
SEASICKNESS.. JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(21):1395–1396. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470470037009
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