Holiday Cruises (Medical Service).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 14th November 1933.

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Photo of Mr Walter Runciman Mr Walter Runciman , St Ives

Vessels employed on foreign-going holiday cruises, and having 100 persons or more on board, are required by law to carry a duly qualified medical practitioner. Such practitioners are qualified both in medicine and surgery. The law does not require dispensers and certified nurses to be carried in any ship, but I am informed that a nurse is usually carried in a cruising vessel and that in a number of cases a hospital attendant is also carried and sometimes a second doctor.