The Practitioner Volume 32

The Practitioner Volume 32

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...these places they might have been able to proceed southwards to Djeddah, and there take vessel to India. But quarantine exigences interfered with this scheme, a long detention at Djeddah being required. They therefore returned to Suez, making another inspection of the quarantine camp at Tor, and also visiting the quarantine station at Moses' Wells on the journey. These visits are referred to as having been highly instructive. For, on their first visit to Tor, they had inspected the quarantine camp before its occupation, and immediately afterwards a steamer containing 500 passengers arrived at the port near Tor. The medical officer on board is reported to have declared all passengers to be healthy; but when they were landed several pilgrims were suspected to be suffering from cholera, and they were hence confined in the lazzaretto. On the second visit of the Commission to Tor they found that a second vessel had arrived, that the pilgrims had been landed, and that in both camps cholera had broken out. On the details of this story much depends, and when the special report of the Commission as to this matter is received it will doubtless supply further information on the subject, as also on the general question of the quarantine stations maintained in the Red Sea. The Commission having had some further experience of quarantine operations by being subjected at Suez to a so-called process of disinfection were allowed to proceed to India. From Calcutta another report was despatched on the 16th December. The Commission had only arrived there on the 11th, and hence this report contains no additional information as to their labours. It gives some details of their joumey; it explains how readily and courteously arrangements were made by the...show more

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  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236983327
  • 9781236983329