Municipal Engineering Volume 7

Municipal Engineering Volume 7

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...on which he contended that Western experience was conclusive. The following is the summary of conclusions which he deduced from experience at this time, as establishing sanitary normat: --"I beg now to submit a summary of the results obtained of the progress of the power of 'sanitation' deducible from the normal instances I have adduced, or of which, from want of space, I have been obliged to content myself with giving indications for examination: --1. That we have gained the power of reducing the sickness and death-rates in most old cities by at least one-third; or, as a rule, of reducing the death-rates in old British urban districts to 16 or 17 in 1,000. 2. That in new districts, on sites apart from old urban sites, we may, with a complete arterial system of water supply and surface cleansing-including measures for the prevention of overcrowding--insure reduction of death-rates to less than one-half, or to a mean rate of 10 in 1,000, and the sickness in the like proportion. 3. That in well-provided and well-regulated institutions for children, from 3 to 15 years of ago wo may secure them an immunity from the common children's epidemics and reduce the death-rates to the mean of about 3 in 1,000, or to less than two-thirds of the death-rates prevalent among children of those ages in the general population. 4. That in prisons and places under effective sanitary control the death-rates (from disease) have been reduced among persons from the school ages and upwards to about 3 in 1,000, or to one-third of the death-rates prevalent among the general population-of the same ages. o. That to the persons in such institutions an immunity may be given as against all ordinary epidemics, typhus and the eruptive diseases, diarrhoea and dysentery, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 548 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 966g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236971361
  • 9781236971364