Archives of Surgery Volume 3

Archives of Surgery Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...and disused, and. the nurses have been scrupulously careful as regards their clothing, cleanliness, &c. It will be observed that in this second outbreak the first case again occurred in apparent connection with vaccination, and that the eruption did not develop until five days after the vaccination. In this instance it is therefore possible, as it was in the first case of the first epidemic, that the means of contagion was generated in some connection with the vaccination. It is, however, an improbable hypothesis that on this second occasion we have the de novo reproduction of a malady so exactly like its predecessor. It seems much more probable that the virus of contagion has in some way eluded detection and remained in power. I visited the workhouse again on September 22nd, and learned that during the last month but few cases had occurred, and that the epidemic appeared to be dying out. The maternity department had not, I was told, been so active as usual. The most careful precautions as regards cleanliness, &c., hadbeen taken, and although vaccination had to some extent been continued, the infants had for the most part escaped any development of the eruption. ' ' Dr. Dunlop told me, on my inquiring as to whether this kind of eruption was really new in his experience, that it most certainly was so. He had been fourteen years resident medical officer to the institution, and had never witnessed any similar outbreak. Thus the conclusion seems to be definitely justified that by some means a very subtle COILtagium had been developed in connection with this maternity ward. Not improbably it had originated from inflamed vaccination spots. It had been perpetuated, however, and THE PLAISTOW EPIDEMIO. 213 Itransmitted from infant to...
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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236769309
  • 9781236769305