The Practitioner Volume 38

The Practitioner Volume 38

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...somewhat in the other portions of the three parishes involved. But smallpox coming now from a variety of London parishes besides these three, the operations of Fulham began to grow. They were still "insignificant," but such small-pox as did occur between September 14th and November 22nd affected the 0-- mile portion of the special area about three times as much as it did the %--1 mile zone. Then came larger hospital operations and a wider diffusion of the mischief, and "to sum up the whole period of hospital operations, 25th May 1884 to 26th September 1885, the incidence of small pox on houses of the special area was twice as great as that on the rest of the three parishes, and the incidence on the O--% mile division of the special area, nearest the hospital, three times that on its %---1 mile zone. Similarly the incidence of small-pox on this outer division of the special area was nearly one-third greater than that on the rest of the three parishes." In the report itself many interesting details concerning this fresh experience during 1884-85 will be found. Sudden increases of disease appeared to have borne relation to the number of admissions of acute cases. A scarlet-fever hospital adjoining could not be kept free from infection except by re-vaccination of convalescents. Passing by considerations of this sort, we proceed to record that the total results of the admission of 585 acute cases of small-pox between the 25th May 1884 and 26th September 1885 were as follows: --The rate per cent. of houses attacked in the special area was 1'770, whereas it was 0840 beyond. And taking the concentric areas, zone by zone, it was 7912, 2844, 1320, and 0875 respectively as We pass from the hospital as centre to the...show more

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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 322g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236771389
  • 9781236771384