First[--Third]: Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Inquire Whether Any and what Special Means May be Requisite for the Improvement of the Health of the Metropolis, Volúmenes1-3


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Deposit in sewers and drains their defective construction
The sewers often ventilated by the housedrains examples
Demonstrations of the excessive sizes of sewers as compared with the water
The practicable reduction of expense and increase of efficiency as great in town
The removal of decomposing refuse preferable to the removal of emanations
Consequences of conducting works without any survey
Summary of conclusions in relation to the cholera
Cholera first appeared in localities where malignant fever was prevalent
Cholera and typhus preventable by proper sanitary arrangements
Description of model lodginghouse in Glasshouseyard
Cholera in Southwark in 1832
Dr Murdoch Rotherhithe
Places most visited without sewers or housedrains
Deficiency in supply of waterwant of sewerscesspools general houses
Sanitary condition of Westminster
Insufficiency of present plans and levels
Great economy to be effected in the size and form of sewers
Improper proceedings of certain Commissioners
Salaries of public officers in the reign of Henry VIII
Effect of remunerating surveyors by commission on works
Ruinous condition of the old sewers and their tendency to accumulate refuse
Inferior materials adopted through interference of architects
Mode of avoiding deposit in large sewers
Tubular system of sewerage preferred
Calculations of velocities of streams in different forms of channel
Estimate of complete drainage of Westminsterform of sewers
Expense and inefficiency of present works
Effect of neglect of sanitary arrangements
Evils of divided jurisdictions
Saving effected over the old system of sewerage

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Página iv - Presents will and ordain that this Our Commission shall continue in full force and virtue, and that you Our said Commissioners, or any three or more of you, may from time to time proceed in the execution thereof, and of every matter and thing therein contained, although the same be not continued from time to time by adjournment : And...
Página iii - Now, know ye that we, reposing great trust and confidence in your knowledge and ability, have authorized and appointed, and do by these presents authorize and appoint, you...
Página iv - Commission; and also to call for, have access to and examine all such books, documents, registers and records as may afford you the fullest information on the subject, and to inquire of and concerning the premises by all other lawful ways and means whatsoever.
Página 231 - Inhabitants thereof," have been appointed a Committee for effecting the several purposes in the said Act mentioned. That part of the above-mentioned parishes is within the district of the Commissioners of Sewers for the City and Liberty of Westminster, but the greater part, namely, about two-thirds, is within the district of the Commissioners of Sewers for Holborn and Finsbury Divisions.
Página 189 - LESLIE states,* that the mean velocity of a river in miles per hour, is -r£ths of the mean proportional between the hydraulic mean depth and the fall in two miles in feet. This rule is equivalent, for measures in feet, to (107.) v = 100 VTT;and is applicable to rivers with velocities of about 2^ feet per second.
Página 355 - ... will be equal to the rectangle which circumscribes the parabola whose latus rectum is unity; but such a rectangle is equal to the product of the base by the height, which is the number opposite in the third column, therefore the numbers in the third column express the area of a parabola whose latus rectum is 2J, and is proportional thereto when the latus rectum is any other quantity.
Página 2 - ... and effect hereafter ensuing, to such substantial and indifferent persons as shall be named by the Lord Chancellor and Lord Treasurer of England, and the two Chief Justices for the time being, or by three of them, whereof the Lord Chancellor to be one.
Página 387 - To make, as often as may be necessary for the protection of the health of the inhabitants of the city, full, complete, and careful examination of all hotels, public houses, shops, buildings, tenements, dwellings, lots, railroad cars, steamers and other craft, vaults, privies, sewers, and drains within the city. (e) To make an examination of all water supplied to the inhabitants of the city for...
Página 5 - To endeavour to remedy by every means which individual and public charitable exertion can supply such deficiency as may be found to exist in their respective districts in the following primary elements of public health, viz. — the food of the poor, clothing, bedding, ventilation, space, cleanliness, outlets for domestic filth, habits of temperance, prevention of panic. 4. To report to their principal Boards respectively, on the above heads, as well as on the actual state of the health of their...

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