A Treatise on Hygiene and Public Health Volume 2

A Treatise on Hygiene and Public Health Volume 2

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...after that age the table turns against him and his losses grow heavier and heavier every year. "Miners, in the aggregate, experience a heavier rate of mortality, largely from violent death, than metal workers; and the mortality of both classes greatly exceeds that of the agricultural laborer. "Independently of the inlluence of the material and of the work itself on health, the place in which men work exercises so great an influence that it has to be taken into account in judging of the salubrity of their occupations. "Man is naturally an open air-animal; he is made to work, and the sky is his native covering. So, after taking everything into account, the hunter, the sportsman, and the husbandman in a cultivated land are at present the healthiest of all workmen. All would no doubt be the better if the higher parts of the brain had their due share of activity; and this, though not often the case now, we may hope will come..' The farmers and agricultural laborers are at present among the healthiest classes of the population, classified according to occupation. The young farmer, for some reason or other, suffers a higher mortality than the laborer; but at 85 and upwards the British farmer enjoys comforts which are beyond the reach of the laborer. It is probable that in no country the agricultural population is healthier than in England..... The mortality of the English farmer is not now high; but it may by care be reduced to a lower figure. To what is the high mortality of the young farmer of 15-25 due? Farmers' sons appear to be healthy. The laborer experiences a higher rate of mortality than the farmer at all ages after 35." The causes of death.--The death-certificates obtained by means of registration should state in...show more

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  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 558g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236805909
  • 9781236805904