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1863 - Epidemics
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Page 257 - it is certainly a fact which cannot be controverted, that most of the diseases which have raged in the islands during my residence there, have been introduced by ships; and what renders this fact remarkable is, that there might be no appearance of disease among the crew of the ship that conveyed this destructive importation.
Page 22 - Life itself is neither of these separately, but the copula of all three.' “Extensive research is not required to shew that many thinking men believe in the existence of living organic beings as the elements of contagious and epidemic diseases; the idea indeed seems to flow spontaneously in that direction.
Page 257 - Another fact, worthy of special notice, is that FIRST intercourse between Europeans and natives is, I think, invariably attended with the introduction of fever, dysentery, or some other disease which carries off numbers of the people.
Page 161 - rowning in your ear, and blowing upon your most noble Grace with his perilous and infective breath, to the marvellous danger of your Highness, if God of his infinite goodness had not better provided for your Highness. And when he was once healed of them, he made your Grace believe that his disease was an impostume in his head, and of none other thing.
Page 169 - These be the men” (exclaimed Simon Fish, in one of his celebrated public sermons which he delivered at the period we speak of), “These be the men that corrupt the whole generation in your realm, that catch the pox of one woman, and bear it to another; that be burnt with one woman, and bear it to
Page 121 - mixed the venom with trade rum, and lime juice, and caused him to drink the mixture. Soon after he had taken the draught he vomited plentifully. There was very little swelling, and in a few days he was able to return to his usual avocations.
Page 150 - The said day, it was statut and ordanit be the Alderman and Consale for the eschevin of the infirmitey cumm out of Franche and strang partis, that all licht weman be chargit and ordanit to decist fra thar vices and syne of venerie, and al thair buthis and houssis skalit, and thai to pas and wirk for thar sustentacioun
Page 285 - and subdue the febrile symptoms. The urine, from being scanty and high coloured, becomes pale and abundant; whilst, from the first dose, the feelings of the patient assure him that the medicine is “killing the disease.” Under the influence of the medicine, in
Page 161 - broke out, it was believed, both by the medical and non-medical public, that the disease was communicable, and constantly communicated from the infected to the healthy by the employment of the clothes, vessels, baths, etc. used by those already suffering from it, and by the slightest corporeal contact, or even by
Page 152 - learned in the airt of medicine, and was ane singular guid chirurgiane; and thair was none of that professioun if they had any dangerous cure in hand, bot would have craved his adwyse” (p. 249). So states the ancient

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