The Big Ship: An Autobiography

On the first commercial vessel to transit the North West Passage.

p. 52-53: Terry Parsloe was the proud owner of a huge medical book which he used to study in his bunk. Long, learned discussion so often followed between him and Parry, but unlike the cook, who was interested in medicine to help others, Parsloe firmly believed that he had all the diseases he read about himself. Once in a while we would hear a heavy sigh from his bunk and knew that he had found another disease he was “suffering from.”