Reports from Commissioners, Inspectors and Others Volume 1

Reports from Commissioners, Inspectors and Others Volume 1

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ... tropical countries. Its superiority over the Cape of Good Hope and the Mediterranean consists in the less frequent occurrence of those diseases which affect Euro cans in India. Having been quartered for nearly eight years in widely different parts 0 ' India, I am aware that remittent and intermittent fevers, liver complaints, and diseases of the stomach and bowels, are the chief maladies which drive Europeans from India, to search for health at the Cape of Good of Hope, Malta, and other countries; it will therefore be seen from the subjoined statement how rare these affections are in New Zealand compared to their frequency in other places. TABLE showin the annual ratio of admissions and deaths among 1000 troops at the ollowing stations from the undermentioned classes of disease. Australian Con cape of Good fluent' New Zealand. Hope. DISEASKS. ____.i...-__ii_---ii_ Attacked. Deaths. Attacked. Deaths. Attached. Deaths. Attacked. Deaths. Fever-3 65 1'2 13 0'3 15 0-1 ' 7 0-4 Liver Complaints 153 1'5 60 0'9 Disease of the stomach and bowels. ' From seven years observation ending March, 1850, kindly furnished by Staff Surgeon Shanks, principal Medical Oflicer, New South Wales. It will be seen from this statement, the materials for which are drawn from the medical Appendix Ne. 28statistics of the arm, that febrile diseases are six times as frequent, and six times as __ fatal at the Cape of ood Hope as at New Zealand. I have already stated that intermittent fever is an unknown disease in this country, and that the climate checked the occurrence of ague in several men who had contracted the disease in England. If liver disease, or disease of the stomach and bowels is the malady which affects the old Indian, he cannot find a more

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  • Paperback | 414 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236868951
  • 9781236868954