Report on the Epidemic Yellow Fever of 1853

Report on the Epidemic Yellow Fever of 1853

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...range 28--the average dew point 67.11--average of the barometer 30.237--average humidity.842--average amount of moisture in a cubic foot 7.601--the highest solar radiation 39--winds Southerly and Easterly, amount of rain 3.840--a largely increased combination of injurious influences. The moisture had greatly increased with the high range of temperature, although the precipitation had been small, below the average of the month--as the preceding had been, eminently showing how erroneous it is to calculate the amount of moisture from the quantity of rain that falls, and the cause of the mistake that some of the communicants to the Commission have fallen into in describing the con-Mofetnre misdition precedent and accompanying the existence of the epi-takollfotl1"_ demic, while on the same page, a few lines off, the evidencesM"" and effects of this moisture are pointed out--in the extensive prevalence of mould; and a vegetable life that alone predominates in very humid weather, and the existence of a stagnant atmosphere, or such winds as are known to be solvent of a large amount of moisture. The high combination then of heat and moisture, with so small a precipitation, together with a most remarkable elevation of solar radiation, greater than I had ever seen it, so early even as January, (see chart, ) assured me that the climatic influences were very remarkable, and when I saw the filthy condition in which the city was--the great extent of expo. _.-Grounds lor sure of the original soil of the city--for gas, water, and other J. the prediction purposes, the digging of the Carondelet Basin, the cleaning oftheepidem_ out of canals, and the embankments and excavations for rail-ic-m Mayroad purposes, and the reflection on the fatal...show more

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  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 426g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236507789
  • 9781236507785