United States Naval Medical Bulletin Volume 8

United States Naval Medical Bulletin Volume 8

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...Base of supplies for barges Nos. 1 and 123 from April 21, 1913, to June 10, 1913, and for the whole expedition from November 10, 1913, to December 31, 1913, and will probably continue to be the base of supply until the latter part of this season's work. Jucaro is the southern terminal of the Jucaro & Moron Railroad. It is a typical fishing village of from 300 to 400 people and the tidewater outlet of a large sugar production, which is brought down by the Jucaro & Moron Railroad. The population depends upon the catch of fish, which are packed in ice daily and transported inland, and in the shipping season upon lighterage, the natives acting as stevedores for that which has to be done for all the sugar-transporting steamers. There are two fair stores which supply the steamers with provisions. The railroad which runs directly across the island is efficient and well equipped and runs a passenger service each way daily. It connects with the main Cuban railway at Ciego de Avila, which is 20 miles inland. Jucaro has no sanitary facilities of any kind and is surrounded by-the usual filth of this type of port on the southern coast of Cuba. The water supply is obtained from the rains drained from the roofs and stored in wooden tanks. Privies are built so that they project over the sea near the edge, and these are the principal means of disposal of feces and urine. No medical facilities exist, as there is no doctor in the village, and the nearest one is 18 miles inland. There is a small drug store; the druggist treating what cases he is able to handle. The water approach to Jucaro is only of from 7 to 8 feet depth for a distance of 5 miles out; thus the ship can not get very near the port. No prostitution exists. Ciego de Avila, which is on...show more

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  • Paperback | 318 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 572g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236938704
  • 9781236938701