The British Colonies; Their History, Extent, Condition and Resources. Australia Volume 2

The British Colonies; Their History, Extent, Condition and Resources. Australia Volume 2

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ... a lazaretto on Sheldrake Island, Miramichi, which costs 600 a-year. There have been, for some time, 9 lepers on the island----4-men, 1 boy, and 4 women. There is a provincial lunatic asylum, which, in 1847, contained 140 patients, classed as follows: --Character of disease on admission---ordinary insanity, 109; epileptic insanity, 7; delirium tremens, 8; imbecility, 4; furious madness, 7; idiotcy, 2; hydrophobia, 1; brain fever, 1; paralysis, 1. Total, 140. The admissions from the different counties were, St. John's, 77; Charlotte, 21; King's, 14; York, 13; Carleton, 7; Northumberland, 7; Westmoreland, 5; Glou Society, Ladies' Benevolent Society, Young Ladies' Total Abstinence Society, and St. John's Auxiliary to the New British and' Foreign Temperance Society (on the total ' abstinence principle). The gradual increase of lunacy, in New Brunswick, is shown by the admissions into the asylum between 1836 and 1846: --(Easter; Sufnbutrly, 3, -Keeretl, T021, 151. Years. Admitted' 1' s' 'l'oml. h;"1' ' c'_"3'1_ 1: en iture or e year, . verage __ an1i)ual number of patients, 84; keepers, 12. 1836--31--31 14 ' Average cost per head, weekly, of patients-23 alone, including all expenses, 7.5 per head. 1839 39 21 60 24 Among the institutions of the city of St. 184() _ 43 94 72 40 John's is a Chamber of Commerce, a Sailors' 18!!. 68 40 108 54 Home, Mechanies' Institute, a District Com-181:3 ' 4? 2'; 3; mittee of the Society for Promoting Christian ' 20 gs 116 89 Knowledge, a Religious Tract Society, an 1845 50 69 119 9.4 Orphan Benevolent Society, a Sacred Music 1846. 62 74 136 78 259 REVENUE AND...
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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236964144
  • 9781236964144