Cholera, Its Protean Aspects and Its Management Volume 2

Cholera, Its Protean Aspects and Its Management 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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...thousand inhabitants, where there was a festival, with much dissipation; here thirteen persons died on the public square. Three dropped while conversing on. the street, falling in convulsions, taken with nausea, cephalalgia and vomiting; these latter symptoms were more formidable than spasmodic accidents. Those individuals who fasted had most chance of recovery. Treatment was necessary at the very commencement of the attack; patients were stripped in the streets and submitted to massage and cold affusions; the limbs were subjected to strong frictions; the body and chest were rubbed as well as the cramped limbs. This massage was kept up for two or three hours, a dozen persons sometimes relieving each other over one patient. Fresh water was poured on the body; then the sick man was put to bed and made to take hot tea until sweating was induced, when the patient was considered out of danger. For several days after the attack the convalescing sick were dieted. In the month of September the cholera reached Astrakhan and Krasnoi-Yar, killing seven-tenths of the dogs; then it passed to Calcutta and Madras again, to the Island of Java, to Pekin and Han-Kow. The preceding year it had entered China as far as the Siberian frontiers. It reappeared in Orenburg in 1828. In 1824, '25, and '26 the malady made little progress. Says Lebert: "The two threatened divisions of the earth, Europe and Africa, had yet (for the most part) been spared, and toward the close of the year 1826 the hope was cherished the epidemic was near its end; but as early as the beginning of 1827 it appeared with renewed intensity in Calcutta, and here it is mentioned many animals showed the influence of the disease." In India it was a popular belief that the...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123683674X
  • 9781236836748