The Climates and Baths of Great Britain; The Climates of the South of England, and the Chief Medicinal Springs of Great Britain Volume 1

The Climates and Baths of Great Britain; The Climates of the South of England, and the Chief Medicinal Springs of Great Britain Volume 1

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...infants, and occurred during the summer quarter. Scarlet fever is not of common occurrence and has never prevailed epidemically. Most of the cases have been traceable to infection from convalescent visitors, and would appear to be of a mild type, as no deaths have occurred among the 171 cases treated at the Sanatorium during the last three years. Two deaths only were registered in the Borough from this disease last year. There has been no outbreak of diphtheria in the Borough for the last six years. Sporadic cases have occurred, chiefly imported from London and district. There is no marked prevalence of endemic sore-throat. The Frequency of Old Age and Common Causes of Death among Permanent Residents.--If those persons only who have been " born and bred" in the town are included among " permanent residents," it is impossible to give statistics of their death-rate. Deaths occurring among visitoi-s staying here for a few weeks or months are classified separately in the death returns. But among the residents, not only are there included persons of tubercular tendency who, finding the climate beneficial to them, have made this place their home, but many persons who have come here suffering from other diseases (and hopeless of recovery) to end their lives under more genial climatic conditions. During the last ten years there have been registered 5,896 deaths of residents as above defined. Of these 16'66 per cent, were due to "Diseases of Respiratory Organs." 10-48, "Pulmonary Phthisis." 9 67, "Zymotic Diseases." (Chiefly measles, pertussis, and infantile diarrhoea.) 9-96, "Diseases of Nervous System" (Chiefly apoplexy and infantile convulsions and meningitis.) 9-05, "Diseases...show more

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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236536088
  • 9781236536082