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Women, Plumbers, and Doctors, Or, Household Sanitation; Or, Household Sanitation (Paperback) Loot Price: R397
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Women, Plumbers, and Doctors, Or, Household Sanitation; Or, Household Sanitation (Paperback): Harriette Merrick Hodge Plunkett
Women, Plumbers, and Doctors, Or, Household Sanitation; Or, Household Sanitation (Paperback): Harriette Merrick Hodge Plunkett

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Women, Plumbers, and Doctors, Or, Household Sanitation; Or, Household Sanitation (Paperback)

Harriette Merrick Hodge Plunkett

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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. 1885. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. PUBLIC SANITATION. A Short Tale of Two Cities.--When all has been done that is possible to render the building healthy, it may be neutralized by filthy streets. A series of careful experiments on the composition of the atmosphere of Paris was carried on for eight years. It was found to hold in suspension cotton, hemp, wool, hair, down, pollen, starch, particles of skin, carbon, silex and various salts, iron, dead insects, ova of infusoria, and especially spores of cryptogams and bacteria. The spores vary from three thousand in March to fifty-four thousand in June, in each cubic centimetre of air, and moisture increases their number. The mortality from infectious diseases increases with the number of bacteria. Is there any reason to suppose that the air of American cities is cleaner? Dickens asserted that the poverty of the Parisians caused them to seize upon and utilize articles that otherwise are left to decay, and that par consequence no other city to his knowledge was so clean. It is evident that we may imbibe bloodpoisons "whene'er we take our walks abroad," for there is no knowing what added New-World substances go to make up the street dirt, say, of New York, and float in its ambient air, which has not been quite so patiently studied. Women can not sweep the streets, but they can see, and smell, and criticise, and urge their male relatives to assert their manly prerogatives, and see to it that the municipal ways are made smooth and clean, notwithstanding amazing and unforeseen difficulties may arise while they are making the attempt. In the winter of 1881 the death-rate rose so rapidly in New York as to arrest the attention of all, and a glance at the filthy streets explained one of the causes. It is one of those undemocratic facts that time wil...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Harriette Merrick Hodge Plunkett
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 76
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-27111-2
Barcode: 9781151271112
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-151-27111-X

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