Notes and Observations on the Ionian Islands and Malta: Volume 2

Notes and Observations on the Ionian Islands and Malta: Volume 2 : With Some Remarks on Constantinople and Turkey, and on the System of Quarantine as at Present Conducted

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The English doctor John Davy (1790-1868) was the younger brother of the chemist Sir Humphry Davy, of whom he wrote a memoir, also reissued in this series. After graduating from Edinburgh University, he entered the Army as a surgeon and was posted overseas. From 1824 to 1835 he was stationed in the Mediterranean, and later at Constantinople. Davy took detailed notes of the places he visited and the people he met, and turned some of these writings into books; his scientific observations led to him being made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1834. Davy's account of his time in the Mediterranean was published in two volumes in 1842. Volume 2 continues the description of the Ionian islands and their people. Later chapters focus on health issues, such as malaria and other diseases, with the final chapters discussing Constantinople and examining the problems faced by Turkish army hospitals.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3 b/w illus.
  • 113916273X
  • 9781139162739

Table of contents

1. Sketch of the present government of the Ionian Islands; 2. On the state of the arts in the Ionian Islands; 3. Miscellaneous notices of some of the utensils, implements, and processes in use in the Ionian Islands; 4. On the commerce of the Ionian Islands; 5. On the state of knowledge in the Ionian Islands, and on the means of education; 6. On the charitable institutions of the Ionian Islands; 7. On the character and general condition of the people of the Ionian Islands; 8. Notice of a journey through the mountainous district of Zante, in 1824; 9. Miscellaneous remarks; with extracts from journals, in farther illustration of the state of the people in the Ionian Islands; 10. On malaria and the fevers of the Ionian Islands; 11. On the fevers of Malta; 12. On the climate of the Mediterranean, in relation to pulmonary consumption; 13. Observations on quarantine; 14. On the small-pox of 1830-1, in Malta; 15. On the climate of Constantinople, and on some of the habits of the people in connexion with climate and health; 16. Notice of some of the public institutions in Constantinople, in connexion with the present state of Turkey; Index.show more