A Textbook of Bacteriology; Including the Etiology and Prevention of Infective Diseases and a Short Account of Yeasts and Moulds, Haematozoa, and Psorosperms

A Textbook of Bacteriology; Including the Etiology and Prevention of Infective Diseases and a Short Account of Yeasts and Moulds, Haematozoa, and Psorosperms

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...a culture. Loffier claims to have used this method with success in Thessaly, where there was a plague of field mice causing great losses to agriculturists. CHAPTER XXVII. ASIATIC CHOLERA. CHOLERA NOSTRAS.--CHOLERAIC DIARRHtEA FROM MEAT-POISONING.--DYSENTERY. CHOLERAIC DIARRHCEA IN FOWLS. Asiatic Cholera. There are several diseases in man associated with diarrhoea, which have certain characters in common, but are totally distinct. They include Asiatic cholera, cholera nostras, dysentery, and choleraic diarrhoea. Asiatic cholera is an endemic disease of the Delta of the Ganges, a locality which has become notorious as the home of cholera. Cholera is a filth disease; and the accumulation.of filth on the banks of the Ganges, with contamination of the water, and the climate, afford most favourable conditions for the development of the cholera virus. Four great cholera epidemics have originated in, and spread from, India: in 1817, in 1826, in 1846, and in 1865. Cholera follows the routes of pilgrims and caravans, and now, owing to the rapid means of communication by steamers and railways, it spreads to the most distant parts of the world, covering in a few weeks or days distances which in former times could only be traversed in several months or even years. In 1892 the epidemic passed from India, through Afghanistan, to Russia in Asia, and quickly spread westwards along the route of the trans-Caspian railway; and all this occurred within the space of a few weeks. By Russian emigrants it was carried to Hamburg and Antwerp; and the virus, finding a suitable environment in the former place, produced a severe epidemic there. Thus, in about three months, it was brought into close proximity with England. Mecca is one of the great infective centres of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 490g
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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236613201
  • 9781236613202