The Cholera Epidemic of 1873 in the United States

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1875 - 1053 páginas
The story of Gideon Mack, faithless minister and unfaithful husband, who is rescued from an accident by someone who just may be Satan.

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Página 260 - Cienfuegos, are likewise divided into two zones, namely, one to the east and the other to the west of the harbor of Batabano, divided by an imaginary line drawn from the harbor of Batabano to the mouth of the "Sierra de Casas" River in the Isle of Pines, passing between Malpaez and Boqueron.
Página 43 - It cannot be too distinctly understood that the person who contracts cholera in this country is ipso facto demonstrated with almost absolute certainty to have been exposed to excremental pollution; that what gave him cholera was (mediately or immediately...
Página 12 - States, the master shall submit for inspection to the officer of customs who first makes demand therefor, and shall subsequently deliver with his manifest of cargo on entry, a correct list, signed and verified on oath by the master, of all passengers taken...
Página 10 - VII. The dried particles of cholera poison may be carried (in clothing, bedding, etc.) to any distance; and when liberated may find their way direct to the alimentary canal through the medium of the air— by entering the mouth and nose and being swallowed with the saliva — or, less directly, through the medium of water or food in which they have lodged.
Página 13 - ... to prescribe such regulations, and make and issue such orders and instructions, not inconsistent with the constitution or any law of the United States, in relation to the duties of all diplomatic and consular officers, the transaction of their business...
Página 10 - The dried particles of cholera-poison may be carried (in clothing, bedding, etc.) to any distance; and when liberated may find their way direct to the alimentary canal through the medium of the air — by entering the mouth and nose and 1 Washington, 1875. being swallowed with the saliva — or, less directly, through the medium of water or food in which they have lodged.
Página 9 - It may also be destroyed artificially (1) by treating the cholera-ejections, or material containing them, with acids; (2) by such acid (gaseous) treatment of contaminated atmosphere; (3) by establishing an acid diathesis of the system in one who has received the poison.
Página 32 - The evidence is conclusive that the exhibition of opium, followed by alterative doses of calomel, and absolute rest in the recumbent posture, almost invariably arrested the disease when in the premonitory stage.
Página 593 - ... side of a street; in some cases it pursued a definite line across parallel streets, leaving the houses on either side of the line untouched. Sometimes it attacked places in groups; that is, it seized on a certain number of courts, alleys, and streets, decimating their inhabitants ; then ceased, and broke out in a similar manner, often at the opposite extremity of the district, occasionally returning again to the first locality : and this was equally its characteristic on a larger scale, for although...
Página 32 - In the advanced stages, the entire range of the pharmacopoeia seems to have been brought into use, with no better results than have been obtained in previous epidemics.

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