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Hygiene and Sanitation; A Text-Book for Nurses (Paperback) Loot Price: R404
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Hygiene and Sanitation; A Text-Book for Nurses (Paperback): George Moses Price

Hygiene and Sanitation; A Text-Book for Nurses (Paperback)

George Moses Price

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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. 1915. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. THE HYGIENE OF HABITATIONS. Among the factors of external environment there are few which play so important a role in the life of man as his habitation. Housing conditions are powerful factors in the preservation of human life and the prevention of disease. It has been statistically proven that the death and disease rate of populations are greater in cities than in the country. The density of population according to area and congestion in localities and overcrowding in houses bear a direct influence upon death and disease rates. Dr. Farr has shown that death rates increased from 14 per 1000 when there were only 86 persons per square mile to 26 per 1000 when there were 3399 persons per square mile. According to Dr. Anderson, of Dundee, the death rate in one-room apartments per 1000 was 21.4, in two rooms 18.8, in three rooms 17.2, and in four rooms 12.3, showing a gradual decrease in death rate with the decrease of overcrowding. There is also an intimate relation between tuberculosis mortality and morbidity and housing conditions. LIGHT AND ILLUMINATION. Natural Light.--Sunlight is essential to the growth of animal and vegetable life; it acts beneficially upon LIGHT AND ILLUMINATION 25 health, stimulates the metabolism of the body and assists in the oxygenation of the blood. Sunlight is also a powerful germicide and disinfectant; it kills low organisms, fungi, and moulds, is capable of destroying tubercle bacilli within a short time, and is therefore indispensible in human habitations. Habitations without direct sunlight are damp, cold, and unhealthy. The amount of natural light within a house depends on: 1. The location and aspect of the house. 2. The sources of light. 3. The location and size of the openings through which it penetrates. 4. Th...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: George Moses Price
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 60
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-44972-7
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-44972-1
Barcode: 9781150449727

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