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Immersion Foot And Frostbite

Volume 387: debated on Wednesday 3 March 1943

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether the advice, prepared by his Ministry, to masters, officers and men of the Merchant Navy on the prevention and treatment of immersion foot and frostbite, is now being issued through Mercantile Marine offices throughout the United Kingdom to all shipmasters?

Yes, Sir. The notice on immersion foot and frostbite is issued to all shipmasters in the Merchant Navy, and supplies have been made available to the Allied shipping authorities. In addition, short lectures are given by a doctor at convoy conferences to the masters of ships sailing for certain overseas ports. We are now considering whether this method of instruction can be more widely used.