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Merchant Marine Rest Cen.
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THE MEDICAL SERVICES
OF THE RECRUITMENT AND MANNING ORGANIZATION-WAR
SHIPPING ADMINISTRATION AND THE UNITED SEAMEN'S SERVICE
THE MERCHANT MARINE Rest
Centers are comfortable, home-like country
places near the large seaports. Merchant
seamen go there for rest, quiet, recreation,
and medical care between trips.
The Medical Section of the Recruitment
and Manning Organization of WSA and the
United Seamen's Service operate these
Rest Centers for all merchant seamen who
need this type of service. The homes are
staffed by doctors of the United States Pub-
lic Health Service assigned to Recruitment
and Manning Organization, WSA.
Merchant Marine Rest Center
WHO GOES TO A MERCHANT MARINE REST CENTER?
A NY active merchant seaman who
will benefit by a stay and who does not need
Men who are worn and tired from long
trips and the rigors of shuttling.
Men who have lost weight and who feel
Men who are restless and jittery from
enemy attacks or the threat of attack.
Men who need convalescent care after
being in a hospital.
Merchant Marine Rest Center, Gladstone, N. J.
The Rest Center Doctor-
is easy to get to easy to talk to.
The men soon learn that all of the
Rest Center staff are there to help
them at all times.
The food is good .. there
is plenty of it ... and we
supply the appetite.
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Transportation by railroad or bus and sta-
tion wagon is furnished seamen entering
the Rest Centers.
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SEAMEN GO TO A MERCHANT
MARINE REST CENTER .
the Rest Centers provide every facility to get the men in good
condition before they ship out again-the best of food .
congenial surroundings expert medical care and every
opportunity for rest and recreation.
Transportation from the port of entry to the Merchant
Marine Rest Center is provided.
There is no charge at the Rest Center. There is no catch
to it facilities and services are FREE to bona fide mer-
*MERCHANT MARINE REST CENTERS
ARE CONVENIENTLY LOCATED NEAR THE LARGEST SEAPORTS :
Near NEW YORK:
At Oyster Bay, Long Island, N. Y.
At Sands Point, Long Island, N. Y.
At Gladstone, N. J.
At Bay Ridge, Md.
Near NEW ORLEANS and MOBILE:
At Pass Christian, Miss.
Near SAN PEDRO and WILMINGTON:
At Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Near SAN FRANCISCO:
At Millbrae, Calif.
Parties with the neighbors.
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THE PORT MEDICAL OFFICE CA
A PPLY at the PORT MEDICAL
OFFICE to go to a Rest Center. The Port
Medical Worker will make all of the neces-
sary arrangements for you.
You can get help on many other prob-
lems arrangements for necessary medi-
cal care and appointments you may need.
You are referred to the proper people to
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get an artificial limb or cane, glasses, den-
tures, training for upgrading, etc. .
IMPORTANT! You can get the address
of the Port Medical Office at your port of '
entry from the booklet "SHORE CON-
VOY," the War Shipping Administration
office, the United Seamen's Service, U. S.
Public Health Service hospitals, or at your
union hall. r
: REPATRIATED SEAMEN .
returning from foreign ports are met on
arrival by a Field Representative and a
Medical Officer of the WSA Recruitment
and Manning Organization. These officials
see that the men gel any medical and per-
sonal care they may need.
If you are being repatriated and don't
see the doctor, ask for him. If you were
in a hospital abroad, sick or nervous aboard
ship, he will want to hear your story. He
will direct you to the Port Medical Office
or to a Marine Hospital.
You may feel so good at getting home
that you won't realize at the time that you
need a doctor. But, it is a good time to
get acquainted with him in case you want
to look him up later at the Port Medical
Men-Doesn't this beat ai
The Rest Centers are great
places for a night of sound
Merchant Marine Rest Center,
Oyster Bay, Long Island, N. Y.
Merchant Marine Rest Center, Pa-
cific Palisades, San Pedro, Calif.
Merchant Marine Rest Center,
Camp Kittiwake, Pass Christian,
ss. (now closed).
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