Report on epidemic cholera in the Army of the United States, during the year 1866

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1868 - 166 páginas

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Página v - Report on Epidemic Cholera and Yellow Fever in the Army of the United States during the Year 1867.
Página xviii - the more thoroughly the facts connected with the spread of yellow fever in the army during 1867 are known, the more strongly they appear to favour the theory of the exotic origin of the disease in the United States.
Página vi - In a general way, it may here be said that the experience of the army during 1867 confirms the views in favor of quarantine formed during 1866, and especially confirms the opinion with regard to the danger of distributing recruits or other bodies of troops from an infected point to other garrisons.
Página vii - Gibson and Arbuckle, one in the case of the posts in New York Harbor, the third in that of certain recruits distributed from New...
Página vi - It will be seen, by consulting that document, that cholera spread over the whole country during 1866, extending as far westward as Forts Leavenworth, Riley and Gibson ; and in the southwest as far as Texas. In its progress, the disease followed the lines of travel rather than any general westward course, and, in the case of the army, it especially followed the movements of bodies of recruits, which were the most important movements from infected points during the year. The compiler of Circular No....
Página xxxvi - ... to recommend the immediate removal of the command to some healthy rural site. On this subject the reports here discussed are explicit. At the only places at which any large number of cases occurred during 1867 — at Galveston, at Houston, at Hempstead, at New Orleans, at Fort Jefferson — the troops faced the pestilence, and at each the greater portion of those exposed were attacked. On the other hand, the troops moved on the approach of the disease to camp in the country, escaped almost wholly...
Página xxxvi - ... experience of the army throws no more satisfactory light on the treatment of the disease, but it must be admitted that it is most instructive with regard to measures of prevention. Besides those general hygienic precautions' which are so important in the prevention or mitigation of all epidemic diseases, two simple and effective measures would appear to be specially indicated by the experience of the army during the war and subsequently. The first is quarantine, as a means of preventing the introduction...
Página 29 - SIR: I have the honor to inform you that, on the morning of the 8th instant, two British vessels, which I was informed were His Britannic Majesty's brig Detroit, late the United States...
Página xxxvi - STewbern epidemic afforded a similar experience. After the disease had fairly broken out among the troops, the greater part of them were moved away from the town, and nearly all thus moved escaped.
Página xi - Denver, as far west as Fort Wallace. The posts on this route are Fort Hays, Downer's Station, Monument Station, and Fort Wallace. The first case at Fort Hays was a citizen, who had just arrived from Salina, whither the cholera had extended from Fort Harker. On the same day, July llth, a colored soldier of the garrison was taken sick, and died next day.

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