A writer in the “London Times” says :— " Having noticed in the public journals a recent instance of death from sea sickness, under very painful circumstances, I am induced to hope that the mention of a remedy which was entirely successful in a case which came under my own observation may be useful to other sufferers from the distressing malady.— A lady of my acquaintance was landed at the Cape of Good Hope on her voyage home from India, in such a deplorable state of debility and exhaustion from sea sickness that she was obliged to be carried into the house by men, and would certainly have died if the ship had been a week longer at sea. The danger of renewing the voyage under such circumstances was very great, but a simple contrivance enabled her to continue it, and to reach England in perfect health. A swinging cot was constructed with a top or frame over it, fitted with curtains so as effectually to screen the deck overhead, and other parts of the vessel, from the view of the recumbent invalid.— The motion of the ship was thus rendered imperceptible, and the invalid being relieved from the dizzying effect of the vessel appearing to roll one way and the cot the other, no longer felt any nausea or inconvenience. She soon gained sufficient strength to leave her cot for short periods, except in bad weather, and the confinement, such as it was, was a trifle compared to that which persons who have lost or dislocated limbs, are compelled to end pre pain for months. At all events life was saved, and health restored by this simple means.”
This article was originally published with the title "Sea Sickness"