Arctic Alaska and Siberia, Or, Eight Months with the Arctic Whalemen.

p. 75: Each native is said to keep a diary of his hunting trips by carving the important events on a piece of ivory, showing his camps, shooting deer, walruses, seals or bears, or catching and driving fish. A few of the supposed diaries were offered for sale.

p. 79, for native communities as well as whalemen: The physician is also in demand. By the aid of medical books a ship-master often proves a good nurse and physicians.