Army Medical Department Report

Army Medical Department Report

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...and small-pox were rife among the same class, 357,430 deaths being ascribed to the former and 88,321 to the latter disease. The death-rate, 17-07 per mille of strength, exceeds that of 1876 by 1-44; the admission rate is greater, the daily sick-rate slightly in excess, while the numbers invalided amounted to 46-27 per mille of strength against 42-94 in the previous year. Cholera caused 35 admissions and 19 deaths among men. One officer died from this disease. The cases were distributed pretty equally throughout the Command. Enteric fever, so called, caused 65 cases and 22 deaths among men, the admission ratio (5-90) exceeding that of 1876 by 1-32 per mille of strength. The distribution of these cases is shown in the following Table: --Table showing the Distribution of Enteric Fever in the Command. Small-pox caused five admissions, none fatal, against one in previous year. Cases of sunstroke were less frequent as compared with 1876, the admission ratio, 1-72 per mille of strength being less by 2-14. The death ratio, 1-8, shows a reduction of. 43 per mille of strength; one death occurred out of hospital. The sanitary condition of barracks, hospital accommodation, water supply, Madras. drainage, conservancy, and other details connected with the health of the troops will be considered according to circles, and to the report on each circle will be appended a statement of improvements which have been effected during the year as well as one of those proposed but not yet carried out. Climate.--Presidency Circle.--The year 1877 has been a trying one. In Madras there was a complete absence of rain during the first four months of the year, but about the middle of May the station was visited by a cyclone which lasted three days and was accompanied by..show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236802594
  • 9781236802590