An Historical, Geographical, Commercial and Philosophical View of the United States of America, and of the European Settlements in America and the West-Indies Volume 3

An Historical, Geographical, Commercial and Philosophical View of the United States of America, and of the European Settlements in America and the West-Indies Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1796 edition. Excerpt: ... much greater between the 2oth of June and the 2oth of Octobcr, than in the other eight months in the year. One cause of these diseases is, a low marshy country, which is overflowed for the sake of cultivatinssg ricei The exhalations from these stagnatcd i/vaters, from the rivers and from the neighbouring ocean, and the profuse perspiration of vegetables of all kinds, which cover the ground, fill the air with 'moisturez this moisture falls in frequent rains and copious dews. From actual observation it has been found that the Bverage annual full of rain for ten years was forty-two inches: without regarding the moisture that fell in fogs-and dewsThe great heat of the (lay relaxes the body, and the agreeable coolness of the evening invites to an expolsiure to these heavy dcws, ss A The disagreeable effects of this climate, experience has proved, might in a great measure be "avoided by those inhabitants, whose circumstances will admit of their removal from the ncighbourhood of the rice swamps to healthier situations, during the months of July, August, September, and October; and in the worst fituations, by temperance and care. Violent exercise on horseback, but chiefly, expofure to the meridian says of the sun, sudden showers of rain, and the night air, are too frequently the causes of fevers and other disorders. LVoultl the sportsman deny themselves, during the fall months, their favourite amufements of hunting and lilhing, or confine themselves to a very few hours, in the morning or evening; would or would the poorer class. of people pay due attention to their manner of living, and observe the precautions recommended to them by men of knowledge and experience, much sick-ness and many distreffing events might be prevented. The upper...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236765125
  • 9781236765123