General Hygiene

General Hygiene

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...in dogs. cats, and foxes that eat infected fish. Fish become infected in streams polluted by human excretions containing the eggs of fish tapeworms. Shellfish as Carriers of Disease Ptomaines appear as secondary cleavage products of decomposition. Poisoning from shellfish is not uncommon. Typhoid fever and cholera have been carried by oysters. Plant Foods as Carriers of Disease Mushroom poisoning. Some species of mushrooms are edible; others are poisonous. Potato poisoning. Potatoes contain small amounts of solanin. Very rarely this poison is present in sufficient amount to cause trouble. Rice, when eaten without the bran or pericarp, may cause beri-beri, a common disease in Japan and other tropical and sub-tropical countries. A disease due to a deficiency of vitamin. Over-milled corn seems to be the cause, or a cause, of pellagra, a common and serious disease in Europe and America. Due to vitamin deficiency. Green foods, such as lettuce, radishes, celery, watercress, when eaten raw, may carry typhoid fever, cholera, dysentery, hookworm, and various other animal and vegetable parasites which have been brought to those vegetable foods in sewage or in water contaminated with sewage. It is evident that the greater and more important part of the diseases carried by air, dust, water, or food, comes originally from human sources. These various agents are infected usually through human excretions. Our problem of self-protection here is concerned with keeping human excretions from such carriers. SUMMARY The human being is the most important carrier of disease. He distributes pathogens by way of his excretions--respiratory, fecal and genito-urinary--in health and in disease. His circulation may be a "reservoir" of pathogens for blood-sucking...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236508173
  • 9781236508171