A History Of Epidemic Cholera; As It Appeared Atthe Baltimore City And County Alms-house, In The…

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byThomas Hepburn Buckler

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851. Excerpt: ... or three persons, were appointed to examine the premises connected with the various blocks of buildings. It would occupy too much space to enumerate many of the impurities which were developed and removed under this volunteer system of police; it may be remarked, however, that innumerable instances came to the knowledge of the committees showing a total disregard of the most obvious hygienic rules. Dr. John Hanson Thomas and J. H. Luckett, members of a committee in the eleventh ward, discovered, in the northern section of the city, that there were more pigs than people regularly fed and lodged, within the compass of a single square. The Board of Health, held daily meetings during the months of June, July and August, and were extremely active in improving, as far as practicable, the sanitary condition of the city. The following is an abstract from the official record of their proceedings:--"June 2d, 1849.--It was resolved in consequence of the apprehensions of the citizens, relative to cholera, that we purchase a quantity of lime to be distributed under the direction of the public officers. "Jane 4th, 5th and 6th.--It was resolved that three carts be employed to assist in cleaning up the city, and removing nuisances on private lanes, alleys, lots, &c, where no owner could be found, and that lime be purchased from Col. Stansbury, for the purpose of disinfecting the city. It was also resolved, that the Board meet daily, during the excitement of cholera. "Jane 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th.--Present, during these days, at regular Board meetings, all the members, actively engaged in notifying the owners of property, concerning nuisances, and in purifying the city, and in removing Blacks to the old Small-Pox Hospital, fitted up for cases ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851. Excerpt: ... or three persons, were appointed to examine the premises connected with the various blocks of buildings. It would occupy too m...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217425119

ISBN - 13:9780217425117

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