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Titel: The Claims of Labour: an Essay on the Duties...
Verlag: Irish University Press, Ireland
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Irish University Press 1971 (reprint) ; 8vo hardback in black cloth, no jacket, 288 pages, good to very good, ; 288 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 19573
Inhaltsangabe: 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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...of this Essay); and is, thereby, peculiarly injurious to the labouring population. If these pages should survive to any future age, it will excite a smile in some curious reader to see how urgent I have endeavoured to be about a matter which will then be so obvious--"What strange barbarous times they must "have been," he will say to himself: "wis"dom of our ancestors, forsooth!" "Far-off "reader," if there be such an entity, "do not "presume: thou hast thy smoke too." In connexion with the subject of "the "town," it may be well to go a little into the matter of sewerage, which almost, above all things, demands the attention of those who care for the health of the labouring population, indeed, for the health of rich or poor. This subject is admirably treated in a section of the Sanitary Report of 1842, under the head of" Arrangements for public health, "external to the residences." It is now almost a trite thing to show how closely connected imperfect sewerage is with disease. Scientific men will tell you that you may track a fever along the windings of an open drain. The Sanitary Report mentions that, "In the evidence given before the Committee of the "House of Commons, which received evidence on the "subject in 1834, one medical witness stated, that of "all cases of severe typhus that he had seen, eight"tenths were either in houses of which the drains from "the sewers were untrapped, or which, being trapped, "were situated opposite gully-holes; and he mentioned "instances where servants sleeping in the lower rooms "of houses were invariably attacked with fever." The above is a good instance to show how necessary it is to have some general measures on these matters of building and drainage. The expense of trapping a gully-drain is about £3;...
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