The Western Journal of Medicine and Surgery

The Western Journal of Medicine and Surgery

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...filthy squares of Louisville, or upon the decks of Western steamboats. The season for Epidemic Cholera is approaching, and it is a matter of public duty to arouse attention to the necessity of preventive measures. Even with all the information that has grown under the influence of carefully recorded observation, even in the presence of the most incontestable proofs of the value of that information in its striking and successful results, it is lamentable to think how much remains to be done, in the improvement of the sanitary condition of large sections of the country, and how incessantly the medical writer who recognises his duty, is compelled to urge the claims of health upon the public attention. Even when he succeeds in awakening attention to the demands of the subject, unceasing vigilance is necessary, lest the attempts at improvement may be so badly managed as to increase the very evil they were intended to prevent. The claims of the subject are large, the labors required to meet them are great, but in the discharge of the duties of public hygiene, no labor, that is essential to success, can be too great. The truths of that science are a gospel for the corporeal part of man, and, for that, are what the Apostle Paul said he was--a savor of life to life to those who believe, and of death to death to those who reject the truth. It is appalling to look over the earth, even in the best regulated communities, and see every where the most shocking disregard to the plainest and most palpable dictates of ordinary reason and common sense in matters concerning the public health. It is dreadful to look upon communities standing upon the verge of disaster, where a change in the impalpable matters of breath, over which changes men have no dominion, may..show more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 331g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236661060
  • 9781236661067