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Riassunto: 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. 1846. Excerpt: ... sequent periods laws have been enacted, and precautionary measures taken, still, in the years 1805 and 1822, the city found itself in the midst of pestilence, and, in some other years, cases have occurred, but the number has been so small, that the disease could hardly be regarded as epidemic, and they have not been as numerous, if we except the years 1805 and 1822, as at the quarantine grounds. The situation of the quarantine ground is as free from any domestic cause of yellow fever, as any place in the world. The inference that the disease was imported there, is, consequently, inadmissible. The yellow fever as it has manifested itself in New-York, may have originated from a single, simple cause, and yet its epidemic sources may have been multiform. If it originated from a foreign source, then a vitiated atmosphere in the cily may have made it epidemic; and if it was domestic in its origin, then the arrival of a foul vessel, or diseased crew, may have made it pestilential. Should the same causes again occur, they may produce the same result, but the three hundred and fifty acres of land south of the city hall, can never become the charnel house for the city's dead, and the land between low and high tide, will never require to be filled up, or present to an almost vertical sun, a foul dock at low tide, with perhaps one exception; and the inhabitant will find the Croton more healthy and refreshing than the surface water drawn from wells, but partially filtered. These improvements have become permanent, and can hardly be said to depend upon the contingency of man's supervision. There are evils still existing and sources for feeding these diseases, which depend upon the cily authorities or its citizens, which no wise man can approve. The sanatary regulations...
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