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