Sessional Papers Volume 58

Sessional Papers Volume 58

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...Surgeon himself verified 7'95 per cent. of the operations against only 1'55 per cent. in the previous year, but the percentage verified by the Native Inspectors fell from 31'93 in 1897-98 to 1095. Calf lymph was used exclusively. Bombay.-Towards the end of 1898 the Native State of Cambay was "permitted to maintain a complete vaccination organization of its own," and the figures which, however, in 1898-99 relate to only 2,344 operations, have been separated from those of the Presidency proper. The vaccination staff under the Sanitary Commissioner in Bombay and Sind, excluding Native States maintaining-their own agencies, consisted in 1898-99 of five Deputy Sanitary Commissioners, one Superintendent of vaccination in Bombay City, 45 Superintendents-of Sanitation and Vaccination, and an average of-134 vaccinators. The number of operations performed by them was 668,529, or 67,880 less than in the preceding year, excluding the returns for Cambay, while the number of operations performed by each vaccinator fell from 1,690 to 1,539. The decrease occurred in both classes of operations, and was general throughout the Presidency, except in Bombay City, where there was a trifling increase. In explanation the Sanitary Commissioner writes: --"As in 1897-98, the year under report was a disastrous one for vaccination work. Firstly, there was during the later months of 1897 and early ones-of 1898 a very low birth-rate and a very high death-rate, especially among children; during 1898 the former was very pronounced, and it was not until August that much improvement took place; then, there was still a certain amount of famine in some parts, and some other parts had not completely recovered from it. The plague was with us all the year more

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  • English
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  • 1236923774
  • 9781236923776