Sanitary and Statistical Report of the Surgeon-General of the Navy for the Year

Sanitary and Statistical Report of the Surgeon-General of the Navy for the Year

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...height of the yellow fever, and the greatest number of cases of typhoid during its recession. Dr. Torres Homeur classifies the miasmatic diseases of Rio de J aneiro as follows, viz: 1, simple intermittent fever; 2, marked intermittent fever; 3, simple remit-tent fever; 4, pseudo continued fever; 5, typhoid paludal remittent fever; 6, remittent fever of hot countries; and 7, pernicious fevers. The pernicious fevers are described by Dr. Torres Homeur under twenty-three heads according to the form the fever takes, such as the neural ie, the meningo-encephalic, the pleuro-pneumonic, the comatose, &c. A form of lympiatitis is considered by some of the physicians of Rio de J aneiro to be of miasniatic origin, and to be a form of pernicious fever called the lymphatic. In the health inspection report for 1878 there are 97 deaths from lymphatitis given. The extensive excavations, and the long lines of trenches opened by the company of "city improvements" for the laying of drains and other pipes, have no doubt increased the amount and severity of miasmatic disease during the last few years. During 1878 it was observed that along the streets thus opened all the epidemic diseases, vzfit excluding variola, were markedly more numerous and severe than in other parts of t e city. The proportion of different classes of disease for this year is the same as given in my last report. During this year the yellow fever has been more or less epidemic in most of the northern parts of Brazil, particularly among the shipping. I have already, in former reports, represented the danger of coming here during the months of epidemic yellow fever--i. e., between the 1st of November and the lst of-tIll1_11=-In view of this, it seems to me that the more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123689846X
  • 9781236898463