The Miscellanceous Documents

The Miscellanceous Documents

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...here as it is possible for men to be who are suffering from wounds and disease. An element of turbulence, however, exists in the intemperate habits of a considerable number of inmates, which renders the exercise of coercive power indispensable, and the application of discriminating penalties essential to the maintenance of government. Through a mistaken conception of what regulations were necessary to secure proper hygienic results, or a want of experience in attaining the best conditions of internal police and discipline, without destroying the essential elements of a home, a rule had been rigorously enforced in this branch, from the date of its occupation to the commencement of the present administration, under which all inmates were excluded from the dormitories from 8 o'clock in the morning until 9 in the evening, and it was not permitted that chairs, or seats of any kind, be placed in the sleeping-rooms for the use of occupants. This rule was apparently in harmony with some absurd theory of management entertained by the architects intrusted with the completion of the building and the construction of its fixtures; for while an extent of radiating surface in the heating-apparatus was provided for the basement and first floor, far greater than was necessary to sufficiently warm the rooms and halls upon those floors, no provision whatever was made for the warming of the dormitories designed to be occupied by inmates. Therefore, during the winter mouths, even when the rooms upon the lower floors were heated too much for health or comfort, in the rooms above the cold would be so severe as to render them untenable for men clad in ordinary clothing. The suffering inmates, impoverished in blood by wounds and disease, thus driven by the cold...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236803140
  • 9781236803146