Municipal Engineering Volume 9

Municipal Engineering Volume 9

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...when water from shallow wells and sewage-polluted streams was drunk. Since waterworks water has been supplied fever has disappeared. In two or three other cases cholera, diarrhoea, and diphtheria are referred to as being spread by water infected with the contagion of the disease, and at St. George's the common complaint of worms is ascribed by the medical officer to the water. The spread of fever by means of milk mixed with water polluted by sewage is alluded to in the replies of the medical officers of health for Great Yarmouth, Chatterton, and Carlisle, the latter of whom (Dr. Elliot) draws attention in a characteristic note to the claims of Dr. Taylor, of Penrith, to be the first who 'suspected, investigated, and established the diffusion and multiplication of typhoid fever through the agency of milksupply.' Dr. Taylor's observations are published on page 939 of the Edinburgh Medical Journal for May, 1858, to which we may refer those interested in the question. To the next question, asking for information as to sewage causing interference to health, apart from the recognised epidemic diseases, no replies have apparently been returned. Nineteen medical officers answered the query whether water containing sewage from a district where there is no epidemic, is injurious to health, most of them in the affirmative, and indicating diarrhoea and dyspepsia as the diseases most frequently induced. Only two answers--from Bristol and Southampton--were received to the inquiry' whether water is safe to drink after any of the practised methods of purification, if it is open to the reception of the sewage from districts in whichr there is an epidemic. The Bristol medical officer thinks it is not injurious, while his colleague at Southampton thinks...
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  • Paperback | 516 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 912g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236883195
  • 9781236883193