The Medical Times, Vol. 19

The Medical Times, Vol. 19 : A Journal of Medical and Chemical Science, Literature, Criticism, and News; October 14th, 1848, to June 30th, 1849 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Medical Times, Vol. 19: A Journal of Medical and Chemical Science, Literature, Criticism, and News; October 14th, 1848, to June 30th, 1849 The parishes hereabont have the reputation of being unhealthy, and a long catalogue of dis eases is enumerated as being well known in the district. This is not to be wondered at. With one fact, which I learned incidentally in the course of inqui into the distress of the cot tagers. I was muc struck, and I mention it with out wishing to draw any positive conclusion from it. In one of the cottages at Roag I found a blind woman with a family; and, in speaking about her condition, I found that no fower than seven blind women and one blind man were known to my companion in the parish of Dui rinish - none of whom had been born blind, and none of whom had lost their sight by smallpox. I wish to press no conclusion of mine on this sub ject on anybody; but it may surely be a conjee ture that a woman who sits from morn to night in a dark hole, enveloped in smoke and gazing into a strong peat fire, is certainly putting herself in the way of injuring her eyesight. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 710 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 36mm | 934g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243251068
  • 9780243251063