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Page 323 - There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner, being an hundred years old, shall be accursed.
Page 297 - That patient merit of the unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin? Who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that the dread of something after death— The undiscover'd country from whose bourn No traveler returns— puzzles the will And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others that we know not of?
Page 118 - It shall be the duty of every physician who attends upon any person infected with the small-pox, the malignant cholera, diphtheria, scarlet fever, or...
Page 323 - They shall not build, and another inhabit ; they shall not plant, and another eat : for as the days of a tree shall be the days of my people, and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
Page 318 - I write to give you the particulars. About two hours after eating the cream every one was taken with severe vomiting, and after from one to six hours later with purging. The vomit was of a soapy character, and the stools watery and frothy. There was some griping of the stomach and abdomen, with severe occipital headache, excruciating back-ache and ' bone ' pains all over, especially marked in the extremities.
Page 293 - It seems extremely probable that the diphtheretic poison — germ — is capable of increase, independently of the sick, in damp, foul places, such as sewers, damp cellars, and especially under old houses in which the floors come near the surface of the ground, leaving a damp, ill-ventilated space. At all events, the disease often clings to such houses in spite of the application of the usual means of disinfection. There is no doubt as to the influence of bad hygienic conditions in maintaining the...
Page 315 - They are temporary forms through which matter passes while it is being transformed, by the activity of bacterial life, from the organic to the inorganic state.
Page 318 - I could discern nothing peculiar in the odor, if two samples, one of the good, the other of poisonous cheese, were placed before a dog or cat, the animal would invariably select the good cheese.) But if only poisonous cheese was offered, and the animal was hungry it would partake freely. A cat was kept seven days and furnished only with poisonous cheese and water.
Page 278 - The ground water is presumed to affect health by rendering the soil above it moist, either by evaporation or capillary attraction, or by alternate wettings and dryings. A moist soil is cold, and is generally believed to predispose to rheumatism, catarrh, and neuralgia. It is a matter of general experience that most persons feel healthier on a dry soiL...
Page 317 - The cream was frozen in the back end of an old wooden building on Main street. It is surrounded by shade, has no underpinning, and the sills have settled into the ground. There are no eve-troughs, and all the water falling from the roof runs under the building, the streets on two sides having been raised since the construction of the house.