Handbook of Geographical and Historical Pathology Volume 2

Handbook of Geographical and Historical Pathology Volume 2

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...of Skanderoom. Even in the northern regions of Nearer Asia, there are isolated centres of the disease to be met with, particularly in some parts of Turkestan, in Khiva, Bokhara6 (limited to the city of that name) and Kokaun;7 also along the shores of the Sir-Daria (Kirghiz Steppe),9 and even on the northern shore of the Caspian in latitude 47 N., "propo flumeu Paccum," as Kampfer says, meaning probably the banks of the Jaek or Ural. Next to the West Coast of Africa and the upper basin of the Nile, it is in India that the guinea-worm attains its widest diffusion, and mostly in the northern division of the West Coast, the Rajpootana States and the western parts of the Deccan. Among the least infested parts of the country, according to Balfour, are the North-West Provinces, whence there are accounts of dracontiasis (known to me) only from Dehra Dhun9 (30 N., 95 E.), Sirsa10 (29 31' N., 92 45' E., in the district of Bhatti), and Hansi11 (29 6' N., 93 43' E., in the district of Hissar); also those parts of Bengal situated in the lower basin of the Ganges, whoso immunity is indicated not only by the unanimous statements of Balfour, Greenhow, Twining, Voigt, and others, but also by the absolute silence as to this disease among the extremely copious medical writings relating to Bengal and Orissa. In the coast belts of the Madras Presidency also (Northern Circars, Carnatic and Cochin), dracunculus is of comparatively rare occurrence,1 being found only at isolated places, such as the vicinity of Madras2 and Pondicherry.3 1 According to Collier aud Paton, dracontiasis does not occar in Mauritius aud St. Helena. 1 Thomson says the same of New Zealand. 3 Clot-Bey, Fischer, Pruner, Harris, Bilharz. There appears to be little reason for calling the...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236641698
  • 9781236641694