Excerpt from Maxims of Public Health The plague, Asiatic cholera. Typhus fever, typhoid fever, diphtheria, scarlatina, yellow fever, small-pox, and some other infectious diseases belong to the same class. The plague, that has frequently decimated mankind, still lingers in an endemic form among the haunts of misery, want, igrance, and degeneracy of race. It leaps from its lair when ubstructed, and invades the homes of the intelligent and well-to;do classes by infection. It has been declared, by the perversity, the igrance, the assumption, or some thing worse, of a small but isy and persistent part of the medical profession, to be n-infectious, and has been left to spread and destroy mankind. It was regarded in former times as a mysterious visitation of Divine Providence, and consequently measures were taken to arrest its course. Other diseases, w more prevalent, are regarded by many in the same light, and therefore the sanitarian of to-day has to deal with the stubborn apathy of superstition. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.