The Practitioner Volume 15

The Practitioner Volume 15

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...state of sanitary knowledge Government has a right to expect that the reports on epidemic diseases from stational sanitary authorities should deal especially with local causes. The authorities should report on their nature and extent in detail, together with the steps taken for their removal. "From a number of stations casual notices lead to the impression that the hygrometrical condition of the subsoil, and the subsoil water level, may have exerted an important local influence on the intensity of cholera, and that this point, which has-been frequently urged for many years past, should be taken up and dealt with. " In other words, in all that concerns the study of those local conditions, the minute examination of which in Europe has, during the last twenty years, been so prolific in knowledge of the etiology of cholera, the reports are radically defective; yet in the opinion of the Commission they suffice for dealing with the most complex questions, and render necessary a reconsideration of European teachings on the subject! We need not wonder now at the marvellous character of Indian sanitary reporting. It is obvious that everybody--medical, engineer, military, civilian, &c.--is deemed to be capable of treating of every phase of sanitary science irrespectively, and that the value of the opinion is determined solely by the administrative position of the individual. The one essential thing is clearly that everybody should express his opinion in writing upon everything within the scope of a report, regardless of previous training or fitness. The Army Sanitary Commission is a mixed commission of military men, engineers, and medical men, exceptionally qualified for dealing with the practical aspects of sanitary work, more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 331g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236888324
  • 9781236888327