Philippine Commission

Philippine Commission

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... the Chinese Cholera Hospital, which has, from the beginning, been excellently managed. We have never found it necessary to maintain more than one respresentative at this hospital, whose only duties were to see that proper sanitary measures were carried out and that all burials were made in accordance with the rules of this board. The excellent work done by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in handling the 60,000 Chinese residents of this city is best demonstrated by reference to the table of death rates per thousand for the months of July and August. In each of these months the Chinese death rate, including all deaths from cholera, was lower than for any other nationality represented here, not excepting Americans. Considering cholera alone, the good work of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce becomes apparent from the figures of the month of August, when out of a population of 60,000 there were but 61 cases of cholera amoung the Chinese, while there were 51 among the Americans, with a population estimated at considerably less than 10,000. It is believed that but few cases of concealment of cholera have occurred during the past month, certainly none of deaths, though it is possible that some of the mild cases resulting in recovery have never been brought to the attention of the health authorities. The distribution of a few simple medicines to the various auxiliary boards of health for the use of the poor has been beneficial in its effect. It is not probable that many cases of cholera have been cured by these medicines, but it is certain that many cases of diarrhea, always abundant during an epidemic, have been cured, thus removing a predisposing cause and gratifying the people, as the poorer classes firmly believe under these circumstances that more

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  • Paperback | 442 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 785g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236602315
  • 9781236602312