Bulletin Volume 123

Bulletin Volume 123

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...very good and its buildings, about 30 in number, including quarters, barracks, mess halls, galleys and hospitals, are equipped with modern heating, lighting and sanitation facilities. Climatic conditions.--Gallups Island shared in the unusually mild winter of the Atlantic seaboard. During the time the experiments were in'progress the maximum temperature was 50 F., and the minimum 18 F., with a mean temperature of from 38 to 43 F. As a rule the days were clear, and plenty of sunshine prevailed. There was always a brisk breeze which sometimes became accelerated to a gale of about 40 miles per hour. Occasionally it rained and less frequently snow fell. No one, at any time, experienced any inconvenience, much less hardship, from the weather during the sojourn on this station. Volunteers.--The entire contingent consisted of 49 men, 30 of whom arrived on February 4, 1919, and 19 on February 6, 1919. Of these, 6 did not come under experimentation, leaving 43 on whom 82 inoculations were made. These are accounted for as follows: 1 man received 3 inoculations, 37 received 2, and 5 received 1. The men were from 19 to 36 years of age. Two were nineteen; 30 were from 20 to 25; 9 were from 26 to 30; and 2 were 33 and 36, respectively. Physically, the men were in very good condition. Eleven showed rather large tonsils, with some congestion of the pharynx. The weights ranged from 125 to 182 pounds. The mean weight on admission was 157 pounds, and on discharge 157.6 pounds. Sixteen men gained from 1 to 12 pounds, 15 lost from 1 to 12 pounds, and the weight of 12 remained stationary. The leucocyte counts varied from 5,600 to 11,200. Care was taken to obtain all blood counts at approximately 1 hour before mealtime. At Deer Island, from which place the...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236823222
  • 9781236823229