Observations on the Jail, Hospital or Ship Fever
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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. 1783. Excerpt: ... after which it varied until the end, but rather increased. On the 13th, two of our men were invalided by a scurvy. We were served fresh beef every meatday, some time before we left Quebec. The 26th we arrived at Bique-ifland, where our men were employed to cut wood for the ship's use, --and sailed from thence on the 31st. The patients who were added to the list, were three with fevers, one with ahead ach, nine with dysenterick complaints, two with the belly-ach, one with the scurvy, one with the rheumatism, one consumptive or hectic patient, two with sore throats, three with coughs, one with deafness, one with giddiness, one with eruptions, one with a strain, one with a contusion, three with wounds, one with an inflammation, one with an abscess, and one with a furuncle: --in all 34. Sect. II. Observations on the Fever of the preceding Months. WE are now come to a period wherein a very important change of the health of the ship's company began to appear; but before we proceed to show that change, it may not be improper to enumerate the symptoms of the fever C 2 which which hitherto affected the people, and to compare them with those which occurred in the ensuing months. However, it is not my intention to draw this comparison at present to minuteness, but to represent, if possible, the characteristic marks of the jail or ship fever, which are inserted in the introduction. The particular description of this fever will more properly follow the diary of the sick list and monthly review. Many of those who in the preceding months are ranged as fever patients, were so slightly affected, as to bring them, not very improperly, within the vulgar denomination of colds; although, as they had all at least some feverish symptoms, I chose to class them as fevers, to avoid .
Robert Robertson is a composer and filmmaker. He has an MFA in Film Production from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Montreal. His music/films includeOserake and The River That Walks,Doors of the Spirits, andI’m Back, and he has produced the operasThe Kingdom,The Cathars, andEmpedocles. He has been influenced by Eisenstein’s ideas since 1977, and this book is the result of his doctoral research at King’s College London, UK.