Report of the Philippine Commission to the Secretary of War 1900-1915 Volume 3

Report of the Philippine Commission to the Secretary of War 1900-1915 Volume 3

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...that statistics covering a period of five years show 4 suicides per year to each 100,000 persons in the Philippines, as against 14 to each 100,000 in the United States. TUBERCULOSIS. Dr. Fernando Calderon, professor of obstetrics in the Philippine Medical School, and Dr. Victor G. Heiser, director of health, were appointed by the Governor-General to 'represent the Philippine Islands at the International Congress on Tuberculosis, which opened at Washington, D. C., on September 21, 1908. Upon their return these gentlemen submitted recommendations relative to the policy to be pursued in the Philippines, which were strongly indorsed by the Philippine Medical Association and have, in effect, been adopted by the government, which has appropriated 335,000 for experimental work along the lines suggested, provision having been made for opening a tuberculosis dispensary in Manila, with a trained nurse in attendance and another trained nurse to visit patients at their homes; for the starting of a, night camp on an elevated site in the outskirts of Manila, where victims of this disease can sleep in the open air and receive practical instruction relative to diet, disposal of sputum, etc.; and for the construction of a number of open cottages in the mountains of Benguet for the actual treatment of incipient cases. AM03BIC DYSENTERY., Amoebic dysentery continues to be the principal source of disability among government officers and employees, although there have been no deaths from this cause during the year. It is credited with being the cause of 3.07 per cent of the deaths in Manila. Persons who exercise proper care as to their drinking water, and who avoid eating in a raw state vegetables growing on or near the ground, seldom contract it. In its earlier...
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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236653319
  • 9781236653314