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Influence of Ground Water Upon Health.

Issue 15 and Volume 1891 10.

Influence of Ground Water Upon Health. The examination of the historic records or of the published mortality tables of this and other countries shows that there are certain conditions which are found to be present when certain diseases are most rife. It is also found that, after eliminating certain meteorological and other influences which are supposed to affect disease, some particular diseases appear to be solely influenced by the hygrometric condition of the ground and the volume of water which is present in the ground. In historic periods when particular epidemics have been rife, they have mostly occurred in times of drought, in which it has been established, beyond doubt, by the evidence of the failure of springs and rivers, that the ground water was then exceptionally low. Read before the International Congress of Hygiene and Demography, London, by Baldwin Latham, Mem. lost. C. K., Mem. Inst. M. E., F.C.…

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