The Practitioner Volume 29

The Practitioner Volume 29

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: to stamp out and abolish altogether, according to Sir Thomas Watson. In th%work of this distinguished authority on this subject, published two or three years ago, he indicates as the requisite for bringing about this happy consummation, " (1) the unfailing and immediate notification to the proper authorities of the occurrence of every case; (2) the instant isolation of the sick person; (3) the thorough disinfection of his body, clothes, furniture, and place of isolation; and (4) vigilant and effectual measures to prevent the. importation of disease from abroad, and to strangle it should it by mischance return." In these ways Sir Thomas Watson does not doubt that liberation from, and protection against, these diseases are possible. It is a matter that might well engage the serious consideration of the governing body in this country, who have given such assiduous and successful attention to the stamping out of zymotic disease in the lower animals----such as mbwlerjoest in cattle. Not only have we to consider the "prodigious mass of premature deaths that might in this manner be prevented," but the "far greater, and indeed innumerable," multitude of those who, though not killed are nevertheless " wounded, maimed, disabled, and impoverished by the stroke of these dread diseases, which thus bring widespread ruin and misery upon whole families at once." The duties and powers of the general practitioner in the promotion of such a grand scheme are suficiently indicated in the quotation above made, and I need not further refer to them except to suggest that until further necessary legal enactments for the purpose are forthcoming (for which we should not cease to agitate), we should, to more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236900375
  • 9781236900371