Contagious and Infectious Diseases

Contagious and Infectious Diseases

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... of the troops, as well as by the necessary demands of the siege, that it was in a deplorable state. The churches and public buildings had been used for depots, and hospitals and barracks; private dwellings had been converted into mess-halls and officers' quarters; fire had laid waste some squares of buildings; others had been pulled down, to use the materials in different parts of the fortifications; others had been rendered tenantless by the battering balls; and there was scarcely a house in town which had not been made to suffer, outside or in, in consequence of crowding together so many of the inhabitants, with soldiers, seamen, and negroes, within the narrow limits of the entrenchments. Scarcely had the town put on the aspect of order and cleanliness, before the Smali.-pox, broke out and produced great consternation amongst the inhabitants and soldiers. Inoculation was at that time but little practiced, and Only then after an order obtained fur that purpose from the Governor's Council, who generally refused to grant the order, except the disease had already broken out in the houshold desiring this preventive treatment. The exact date at which vaccination was introduced into Georgia is not known, but it was probably about the same time(1802) that it was practiced by Dr. David Ramsey in Charleston, South Carolina. Many of the older citizens, who were known to me in my boyhood had been inoculated for the small-pox before the introduction of Dr. Jenner's method. The following records of the mortality occasioned by small-pox, in Savannah and Augusta, Georgia, which 1 have consolidated from the original records, will show that the small pox was almost wholly absent from the two largest and most important citiesof Georgia, during the first sixty...show more

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  • Paperback | 262 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 472g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236610008
  • 9781236610003