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18th century appeared April attacked attended August autumn began bills of mortality blood burials catarrh causes cholera classes common contagion contagious continued fever convulsions cough cowpox death-rate diarrhoea died diphtheria disease Dispensary distemper district Dublin dysentery Edin Edinburgh England enteric fever epidemic agues epidemic fever eruption essay families famine fatal five four Glasgow Hospital houses Huxham Ibid infantile infants infection Infirmary influenza inoculation instance Ireland Irish Journ July June Liverpool Lond malady malignant Manchester March matter measles miliary months natural smallpox Newcastle November observed occurred October outbreak parish patients period persons physicians plague poor population prevalence probably pustules putrid relapsing fever remarkable Report says scarlatina scarlet fever Scotland season ships sick smallpox smallpox deaths sore-throat statistics Street summer surgeon sweats Sydenham symptoms throat towns Trans typhus fever ulceration vaccination villages weeks whole whooping-cough winter writing
Page 763 - As one who, long in populous city pent, Where houses thick and sewers annoy the air, Forth issuing on a summer's morn to breathe Among the pleasant villages and farms Adjoin'd, from each thing met conceives delight ; The smell of grain, or tedded grass, or kine, Or dairy, each rural sight, each rural sound...
Page 238 - It is a melancholy object to those who walk through this great town, or travel in the country, when they see the streets, the roads, and cabin-doors, crowded with beggars of the female sex, followed by three, four, or six children, all in rags, and importuning every passenger for an alms.
Page 324 - Thus died King Charles II. of a vigorous and robust constitution, and in all appearance promising a long life. He was a prince of many virtues, and many great imperfections...
Page 454 - That disease, over which science has since achieved a succession of glorious and beneficent victories, was then the most terrible of all the ministers of death. The havoc of the plague...
Page 282 - I beheld, with sorrow, one wide waste of putrefying vegetation. In many places the wretched people were seated on the fences of their decaying gardens, wringing their hands, and wailing bitterly the destruction that had left them foodless.
Page 197 - I have heard, of the sufferings and privations of the poor, of provision shops where ha'porths of tea, sugar, butter, and even flour, were sold to accommodate the indigent - of parents sitting in their clothes by the fireside during the whole night, for seven weeks together, in order that their only bed and bedding might be reserved for the use of their large family - of others sleeping upon the cold hearthstone for weeks in succession, without adequate means of providing themselves with food or...
Page 239 - Whether she would not be a very vile matron, and justly thought either mad or foolish, that should give away the necessaries of life from her naked and famished children, in exchange...
Page 135 - Well tried through many a varying year, See Levett to the grave descend, Officious, innocent, sincere, Of every friendless name the friend.
Page 446 - I had no fire allowed in my room, my windows were constantly open, my bedclothes were ordered to be laid no higher than my waist. He made me take twelve bottles of small beer, acidulated with spirit of vitriol, every twenty-four hours.