A Biennial Retrospect of Medicine, Surgery and Their Allied Sciences Volume . 106

A Biennial Retrospect of Medicine, Surgery and Their Allied Sciences Volume . 106

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...time to time, so as not fever on board on their arrival, or have had it on board during the passage; but there are also well authenticated cases in which such an importation of the disease has taken place from ships which had sailed from infected ports, but on board of which no yellow-fever sickness had occurred, either among the crew or among the passengers.1 The causal connexion between infected ships and the outbreak of the disease at the ports where they have arrived comes out still more decidedly in those frequently observed instances where the first case of illness, sometimes even a whole series of cases, has originated on board the ship itself among custom-house and quarantine officers, pilots, ship labourers, and others, or where the starting-point of the infection has arisen through indirect intercourse with the infected ship, by means of goods, ballast, stores, clothing of the crew, and the like unladed from it.8 At the present day, we cannot longer doubt that the instances of yellow fever in European ports, the outbreaks of it on the coast of Senegambia,3 and in the islands off the West African coast, the epidemics of it on the continent of to interrupt the shipping traffic and their own business." What is here said of ships of war applies equally to merchant ships, as we may learn from numerous accounts; in fact, cases of the latter kind are met with more frequently, inasmuch as there is often a want of a due degree of caution on the part of the captain. 1 Cases of that sort have been published by Hohenbcrg from New York, and ky Jewell (I) from Philadelphia. One of the most interesting cases occurred in the recent outbreak of tho disease at Madrid in 1878. Among a force of 17,000 to 18,000 troops returning from Cuba, not a single...show more

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  • Paperback | 302 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 544g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236613422
  • 9781236613424