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Scientific American Supplement, No. 358 (Nov 11, 1882)

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1882
Language: English
Wordcount: 38,571 / 121 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 41.9
LoC Categories: AP, Q
Downloads: 581
mnybks.net#: 354
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Periodical
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emain the same; remove those conditions, and at the next recurrence the locality will escape. At Malta it was found that the same localities and houses which yielded the majority of plague deaths there in 1813 yielded the majority of the deaths in the cholera epidemics of 1839 and 1867, and that in the intervals the same localities yielded the majority of cases of small-pox, fever, and of an anthrax, a very special eruptive epidemic attended by carbuncles. Hence, while we are unable either to account for the cause or to prevent the periodic recurrence of epidemics, the sanitarian has learnt that it is possible to mitigate the severity of the visit; and that, whether these evils arise from the occult causes to which I have alluded, or from other causes, pure air and pure water afford almost absolute safeguards against most forms of zymotic diseases.

In speaking of the pure-water question, he remarked: Although there are many theories as to how far water which has once been contaminated by sewage may again a

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