Seiikai Gepp Volume 10

Seiikai Gepp Volume 10

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...patients had been brought, so that the clwlera matter jassed into the well. That clue was followed up and elaborately worked out Two large water companies were at that time supplying a large 'part of London, nearly a milliom of its inhabitants, with drinking water. One was supplying water from tin) Thames, very much polluted with organic--that is cesspool matter; the other was supplying water from the Thame rather higher up and much less polluted with sewage water. Of the many thousand that died in that district, 40 per cent, more died who were drinking the more polluted water, than of those who were drinking the less polluted water. The company supplying the worse water was after the epidemic obliged to take its water from a point very much higher up the river, so as to supply a very much purer water. In the next epidemic of cholera, 16 years, afterwards, the proportions of deaths of the people drinking the water of the two companies was precisely inverted. Medical men forced these fact upon the attention of the Legislature, and the London water supply was taken from a very much higher source and became almost--not quite--pure. From that time we have had no more cholera epidemics in London with one exception, which is in itself very instructive. In 1866 cholera was very prevalent on the contiment of Europe. As our water supply was then, although not absolutely all that it ought to be, relatively pretty nearly pure, we had no great apprehensions of cholera in London. But on a sudden, an outbreak occurred in the poorest part of East London, Whitechapel, which caused an immense number of cases and deaths, 16,000 cases in all tind 6,000 deaths. I was then editing a medical paper, and I said to one of my assistants--"There can be no...
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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236962869
  • 9781236962867