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Memories of a Cruise Ship Doctor Part 8 – Cruise or Bust

Cruise ship doctors see all kinds of things in the course of their job.  While most people sail healthy, a good number of passengers are old and anything can happen.  Dr. Len Kreisler documented some of his unusual and interesting … Continue reading

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Memories of a Cruise Ship Doctor Part 7 – Drunk and Disorderly

Serving as a cruise ship doctor with Regent Lines for four years gave Len Kreisler, MD enough stories for a chapter in his book ROLL THE DICE, PICK A DOC AND HOPE FOR THE Best.  This story is an excerpt … Continue reading

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Memories of a Cruise Ship Doctor Part 6 – Lights Out

Dr. Len Kreisler spent 4 years as a cruise ship doctor for Regent Lines before they went bankrupt in 1995.  His experiences are chronicled in the chapter What Ship, What Cabin and Doctor Who? in his book ROLL THE DICE, … Continue reading

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Memories of a Cruise Ship Doctor Part 5 – Dead End

In his book ROLL THE DICE, PICK A DOC AND HOPE FOR THE BEST, Len Kreisler MD included a chapter about his four years working as a cruise ship doctor for Regent Lines called What Ship, What Cabin, and Doctor … Continue reading

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Memoirs of a Cruise Ship Doctor Part 4 – Chasing Supplies

What’s it like to be a cruise ship doctor on a financially sinking ship?  Len Kreisler MD tells us in the chapter What Ship, What Cabin, and Doctor Who? from his book ROLL THE DICE, PICK A DOC AND HOPE … Continue reading

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Memories of a Cruise Ship Doctor Part 3 – The “Seasick” Passenger

Sometimes people get sick on cruise ships.  Each ship has a doctor on board to serve both passengers and crew.  Dr. Len Kreisler spent four years working as a ship’s physician for Regent Lines who ran five 1960’s era ships … Continue reading

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Memoirs of a Cruise Ship Doctor Part 2 – Crew Problems

Part of a cruise ship doctor’s duties involve taking care of the ship’s crew.  Likely they need the doctor more than most passengers since they live on board for many months at a time working long hours every day. In … Continue reading

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Memories of a Cruise Ship Doctor part 1- Getting Hired

Retired doctor Len Kreisler spent 4 years as a cruise ship doctor for Regent Lines in the 1990’s.  His book ROLL THE DICE PICK A DOC AND HOPE FOR THE BEST includes his shipboard experiences in a chapter called What … Continue reading

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