Leadership

SOMEWHAT UNSANITARY CONDITIONS.

Issue 26 and Volume 22.

SOMEWHAT UNSANITARY CONDITIONS. Dr. St. George Mivart, having been appointed to investigate the sanitary condition of the tract of flat marshy land extending along the south bank of the Dee estuary from Chester to the Point of Air, England, reports of it that “there are probably few districts in England or Wales, of which the sanitary condition has occupied the attention of the local government board more frequently or with less satisfactory results.” For a quarter of a century it has suffered from visitatious of diphtheria, scarletena, and typhoid fever— especially of diphtherir, which has been recognized as the “ cruel kind of quinsy” described by a local writer in 1796. Since 1S75 the same conditions of surface and other filth have prevailed,and the pollution of the Holywell brook has not been put an end to, though the health authorities in that year insisted upon a comprehensive system of sewerage,…

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