Evidence of the Legislative Committee on the Pleuro-Pneumonia

Evidence of the Legislative Committee on the Pleuro-Pneumonia

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...knew had the disease, and which had exposed the herd, and you had reason to suppose that by killing it you might stop the progress of the disease among your neighbor's herd, would you kill the diseased animal and those exposed to it? A.--In those I suspected of disease, I should like to see if there was not any possible chance of recovery; but that portion of the herd which I was perfectly satisfied could not recover, I should entertain no objection to having destroyed. Q.--Then as a matter of scientific investigation, you would be glad to know how far you could treat the disease? A.--Yes, Sir. Q.--But as a matter of practical benefit to the farming community, and get rid of an evil to them? A.--That I know nothing about. I am not satisfied that the disease is not curable, if taken in an early stage; and for that reason I should recommend isolation. That was my object in so stating. Q.--Do you know of any scientific authority in Europe, which says the disease is curable in its first stages? A.--In its first stage, if I understand it, they all say it is curable; but they say that the first stage only is curable, and it requires pretty careful treatment to remove it then. Q.--Has any man said it is incurable? A.--Every person, perhaps, has said it is incurable after the first stage. Q.--Do you know whether any testimony has been given by Professor Simonds, to the Committee of Parliament, to the effect that he, from his investigation, considered the disease incurable? A.--I could not answer that question. I have in my possession the testimony of Professor Simonds, and his Reports to the Agricultural Society, but I do not know whether or not he has made a statement to the effect you mention. I have not had an opportunity to refer to it. Q.--You can...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236678567
  • 9781236678560