Sessional Papers Volume 36

Sessional Papers Volume 36

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...the epidemic in many important pa.rticula1's, especially as to overcrowding, understatfing, improper mode of excrement disposal, and premature discharge of patients. As to this, I found that many patients had been discharged under six weeks, several at four weeks, and that "return cases" had been not uncommon. Thus I came across several.well-marked and unmistakeable instances of multiple attacks in families, where the secondary attacks occurred a few days, in no case more than a week, after the return of one or more of their members from the port hospital. Some of these had come back with peeling heels, others with nasal discharges. There is, indeed, no proper method of discharge from the hospital, the only bath-rooms being under the same roof as the wards and quite close to them. Other, perhaps minor, criticisms of the administration are the uncontrolled visiting, and permitting mothers and nurses to accompany patients and remain with them. As to the former, visiting is not restricted to the friends of those dangerously ill; the friends of any patients are allowed to stand on a chair outside the ward and converse with them through the window. As to the latter, the result was in some cases as might have been anticipated, viz., that these persons caught the disease in the hospital. There has been a disposition on the part of the Port Sanitary Authority (through their clerk, who is also the Town Clerk of Weymouth) to throw the blame for this mal-administration (much of which cannot be denied by them) upon their medical oificer, H810 L 4 A1r.A.Ncents.11. Dr. Simpson. But they cannot thus divest themselves of respon On Searlatina at Weymouth and on the General Sanitary Circumstances and Adminisgatlon gt igfl orouz: 7 Drshow more

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  • Paperback | 396 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 703g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236772385
  • 9781236772381