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Engineering as a Career; A Series of Papers by Eminent Engineers (Paperback) Loot Price: R258
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Engineering as a Career; A Series of Papers by Eminent Engineers (Paperback): Frederick Haynes Newell
Engineering as a Career; A Series of Papers by Eminent Engineers (Paperback): Frederick Haynes Newell

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Engineering as a Career; A Series of Papers by Eminent Engineers (Paperback)

Frederick Haynes Newell

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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. 1916 Excerpt: ... working out of the principles governing the causation and transmission of such diseases as typhoid fever, cholera, malaria and yellow fever. The greatly increased concentration of people in cities and communities during the last thirty or forty years has created an urgent demand for sewerage systems and water supplies; and the development of tropical countries has called for the highest skill of the sanitary engineer. The most notable example of the importance and effectiveness of sanitary works and well administered sanitary laws is the Panama Canal, which could not have been built but for the elimination or control of the causes of the infectious diseases which had existed in the Canal Zone for years past. A recent illustration of the possibilities of good sanitation combined with good medical service, is afforded by the National Encampment at Gettysburg, July, 1914, of the Northern as well as the Southern veterans of the Civil War. Gettysburg is a small town of not over 4,000 people. Previous to the Encampment it had a public water supply, but no modern sewage disposal system. To safely care for about 100,000 old men, many in poor health, in such a small place and in the hottest weather, was a difficult problem and authorities estimated that at least 500 deaths might be expected. The United States and Pennsylvania state health officials took charge of the sanitation; and with ample funds at their command, secured proper water supply and sewerage facilities, built rest rooms, hospitals and dispensaries and provided an organization of physicians, nurses and inspectors. As a result, the number of deaths during the encampment was only ten instead of five hundred, which was lower than the rate would have been if the soldiers had stayed at home. TRAINING AND ...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Frederick Haynes Newell
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 48
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-23724-8
Barcode: 9781236237248
Categories: Promotions
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LSN: 1-236-23724-2

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