Civilization; Or, A Brief Analysis Of The Natural Laws That Regulate The Numbers And Condition Of…

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byAugustus Henry Moreton

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1836. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. ON THE EFFECTS OF CIVILIZATION UPON THE HEALTH, LONGEVITY, AND INCREASE OF MANKIND. "All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits, and their entrances." As Ton Like It, Act II. Sc. VII. If, as civilization advances, a greater amount of comforts and conveniences are diffused among a population, it seems natural to expect that some alteration will be effected in their general health and longevity. "We find accordingly that the life of man has been sensibly lengthened since linen clothing has been substituted for woollen, since more attention has been paid to cleanliness, and more enlightened cares bestowed upon infancy, since men have learned to prevent the invasion or effect the cure of diseases formerly beyond human art.* The plague,t smallpox, and fever no longer spread the same terror and destruction. The plague appears to be at present confined to the filthy cities of the Mahometans. "The yellow fever has ceased to appear in New York, Baltimore, and Philadelphia, since 1803, and the inhabitants are under no apprehension for the future."} Famines in all civilized countries have become more rare, less general, and less destructive. In the fourteenth century, the black plague for the space of thirty years spread its ravages through all the countries of the world then known. In Russia, Poland, Germany, Sweden, the Low Countries, Great Britain, France, Swit * Dr. Granville--" Treat., Mid." f Sir William Petty--" Political Arithmetick," p. 31 « It is to be remembered that, one year with another, a plague happeneth in London once in twenty years or thereabouts: for in the last hundred years, between the years 1582 and 1682, there have been five great plagues--viz., anno 1592,1603,1625, 1636, and 1665. And ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1836. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. ON THE EFFECTS OF CIVILIZATION UPON THE HEALTH, LONGEVITY, AND INCREASE OF MANKIND. "All the world's a stage, And all the...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217814212

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