Handbook of Geographical and Historical Pathology V. 3 1886 Volume 3

Handbook of Geographical and Historical Pathology V. 3 1886 Volume 3

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ... residence in large towns, is furnished by the experience of Rush, Miiller,8 Condie, Grant,3 and other United States practitioners, that the best protection against the malady is to remove children during the hot months from the towns to the country. Bush assures us that he has found that practice to be highly successful. The effect of a residence in large towns in producing this sickness in children may be unquestionably traced, on the one hand to the fact that the temperature in them is in general higher than in the country, or in small and sparse communities, and more especially that the heat abates less at night; on the other hand, to the unfavorable manner of life in large cities, which proves disastrous, either directly or indirectly, to the tender age of childhood. It is the latter fact that seems to explain the experience of all observers, in the Old World and in the New alike, namely, that 1 'Transact, of the Amer. Med. Asgoc., ' 1865, xv. 3 New York Med. Repo-itory, ' i, Nr. I. 'Amer. Journ., ' I. c. the children of the poor suffer from this disease much oftener and much more severely than among the better-off classes of the people; and that, as Harrison1 points out for Cincinnati, it is the children of poverty-stricken immigrants, who live in filthy and overcrowded tenements in narrow streets or courts without sunlight and fresh air, that are swept off in large numbers by infantile cholera. 101. Supposed Connexion With Wet Soil. Some observers, including Buck and Franklin among recent writers, have laid special stress on the foundations of houses being damp or soaked with impurities owing to the want of drains or to other cause; as well as on wetness of soil in general, and the effect of highness or lowness of the subsoil...show more

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  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 540g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236498216
  • 9781236498212