Save on Textbooks
- AU $65.50Trending at AU $75.22
- AU $143.50Trending at AU $152.67
- AU $44.92Trending at AU $56.19
- AU $28.56Trending at AU $29.58
- AU $20.94Trending at AU $25.80
- AU $20.25Trending at AU $22.04
About this product
- DescriptionExcerpt from The American Eclectic Medical Review, Vol. 1: From June, 1866, to June, 1867 Its causes may therefore be said to be specific and local. The specific cause is the Cholera poison as it originated on the banks of the Hoaghly, or appeared on the Delta of the Ganges, or, as in the last epidemic that swept over Europe, and w threatens us, in the caravan of pilgrims from Mecca. It consists of the emanations from the decomposition of concentrated filth, both animal and vegetable, under a high atmospheric temperature. Those emanations probably consist of particles of organic matter of a highly putrescent character, thrown of into the atmosphere, with the gases of decomposition, and having the property, when introduced into the organism, of acting as a ferment, and inducing a strong tendency to decomposition. It is well kwn to the physiologist, that a small quantity of a powerful agent - the putrid matter introduced on the point of a needle, in the inspection of a dead body, or a single drop of concentrated prussic acid placed in the mouth of an animal - is sufficient to destroy life. During the height of Cholera, when the air is thoroughly poisoned, birds and beasts are warned of its influence in the atmosphere, and retire from their usual haunts into the inmost recesses of the forest. In a former outbreak of Cholera on the coast, carrion crows ceased to make their appearance, although there were plenty of dead cattle found in the fields. Cabbages, radishes, and other vegetables, after sprouting up a few inches from the soil, would suddenly be seized with a blight, and in a few days they would wilt and die. The poison is reproduced by every person who takes the disease, and has choleraic vomiting and purging: those ejections and defections throw it off into the atmosphere, which thus accumulates the poison as the disease spreads, until the height of the epidemic is reached. 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.
- Author(s)Robert S Newton
- PublisherForgotten Books
- Date of Publication27/09/2015
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectMedicine: General
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintForgotten Books
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight780 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine30 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.