Weekly return of births and deaths (infectious diseases, weather) in London (and other great towns).

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Página xxiv - In fact, whether we examine the organic' pollution of a river at different points of its flow, or the rate of disappearance of the organic matter of sewage when the latter is. mixed with fresh water and violently agitated in contact with air, or finally, the rate at which dissolved oxygen disappears in water polluted with five per cent...
Página v - The right way to dispose of town sewage is to apply it continuously to land, and it is only by such application that the pollution of rivers can be avoided.
Página xxiv - Thus, whether we examine the organic pollution of a river at different points of its flow, or the rate of disappearance of the organic matter of sewage when the latter is mixed with fresh water and violently agitated in contact with air, or finally the rate at which dissolved oxygen disappears in water polluted with 5 per cent, of sewage, we are led in each case to the inevitable conclusion that the oxidation of the organic matter in sewage proceeds with extreme slowness, even when the sewage is...
Página xxiv - It is evident, that so far from sewage mixed with twenty times its volume of water being oxidized during a flow of ten or twelve miles, scarcely two-thirds of it would be sO destroyed in a flow of 168 miles at the rate of one mile per hour, or after the lapse of a week.
Página 245 - Commission should forthwith issue for the purpose of ascertaining what supply of unpolluted and wholesome water can be obtained by collecting and storing water in the high grounds of England and Wales, either by the aid of natural lakes or by artificial reservoirs at a sufficient elevation for the supply of the large towns ; and to report, firstly, which of such sources are best suited for the supply of the Metropolis and its suburbs ; and secondly how the supply from the remaining sources may be...
Página xxi - So far as chemical analysis can show, the whole of this animal matter had been oxidized and converted into mineral and innocuous compounds at the time the analysis was made ; there is, however, always a risk lest some portion (not detectable by chemical or microscopical analysis) of the noxious constituents of the original animal matters should have escaped that decomposition which has resolved the remainder into innocuous mineral compounds.
Página 8 - ... Typhoid fever; Enteric typhus ; Abdominal typhus. A continued fever, characterized by the presence of rose-colored spots, chiefly on the abdomen, and a tendency to diarrhoea, with specific lesions of the small intestines and mesenteric glands. 35. Typhus fever. Typhus. A continued fever, characterized by prostration, and a general dusky, mottled rash, without specific lesion of the bowels.
Página xxxii - Pocket-handkerchiefs should not be used, but small pieces of rag should be employed instead for wiping the mouth and nose ; and each piece, after being once used, should be immediately burned. Two...
Página xxxii - ... to be continued until the patient is well enough to take a warm bath, in which the whole person (scalp included) is well scrubbed, carbolic acid soap (Calvert's or Macdougall's) being abundantly used during the process.
Página xxxii - Condy's fluid, should always stand in the room for the reception of all bed and body linen immediately on its removal from the person of the patient.

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