Report on Sanitary Measures in India in ...: Together with Miscellaneous Information Up to ...

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Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1876

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Page 43 - Briefly then, — if the constantly-developing and constantly-accelerating commerce between India and the rest of the world is not to carry with it a constantly-increasing terror of pestilence, the safeguards, I apprehend, will consist, not in contrivances of the nature of quarantine to maintain from time to time more or less seclusion of nation from nation, but rather in such progressive sanitary improvements on both sides as will reduce to a minimum on the one side the conditions which originate...
Page 48 - The all but unanimous conviction of the most experienced observers in different parts of the world is quite opposed to the belief that leprosy is contagious, or communicable by proximity or contact with the diseased.
Page 81 - Cholera. — The only remarkable coincidence appears to lie in the converse relation which water-level, and in a less marked degree rain-fall, bear to the prevalence of the disease. When the latter is at a maximum, the water-level is at a minimum, and when the water-level is at a maximum, the prevalence of cholera is at a minimum.
Page 30 - conser- 4484, 4487,, " vancy " is described as having been as bad as could be, the ravines full of dead animals, together with the ordure of many thousand natives. There are no public conveniences. The water-supply was scanty, and liable to pollution. The effluvia from the ravines were "as strong as 4486-4487
Page 64 - Of the Royal army, the proportions married, it will be seen, vary at each age; 93 per cent, of all ages were unmarried men ; of the Europeans of the late Company's regiments, 70 per cent, were unmarried; of the civil population, of the age of 20 and upwards.
Page 196 - Malignant cholera is caused by the access of a specific organic poison to the alimentary canal, which poison is developed spontaneously only in certain parts of India (Hindostan).
Page 64 - Whatever view may be taken of the question, it is evident that the rules for the prevention of venereal disease among European troops have in great measure failed, and the results have fallen far short of what was anticipated.
Page 196 - A history of the travels of Asiatic Cholera. In Asia and Europe.
Page 110 - ... of the lines is studded with holes in which the rain-water lies, and this undoubtedly tends to increase all diseases of a malarious nature.
Page 43 - Europa m:ike local susceptibility to the infection of cholera, I have often had occasion to speak. That cholera, when imported into a locality, will under certain circumstances spread from the sick as from a centre, is among the certainties of medicine ; but we know with at least equal certainty that its means of thus spreading are strictly limited, and the limiting conditions which are best known to us in regard of it are those which bring it into intimate analogy with our own enteric fever, aud...

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