By James Stevens Simmons, Tom F. Whayne, Gaylord West Anderson
Worldwide Epidemiology: A Geography of disorder and Sanitation, quantity I provides a survey of the clinical, wellbeing and fitness, and sanitary stipulations of assorted geographic parts of the area.
The ebook brings jointly sure info, according to surveys made for the scientific division of the USA military. This quantity comprises scientific information regarding India, the a long way East, and the Pacific quarter. The textual content goals to supply important info to satisfy the issues of foreign well-being and the unfold of ailment.
The monograph should be of use to epidemiologists, medical examiners, physicians, and public overall healthiness specialists.
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Soc. Trop. Med. ) 1937. 3 China in Manchukuo in the same year had a pop ulation of 29,328,000. Mongolia was said to have a population of 2,077,000. The popu lation of Tibet was estimated at 3,722,000. The population of all the territory claimed by the Republic of China, therefore, was 457,835,000 in 1936. Eighty per cent of the people are farmers. It has been said that there must be at least 100,000 farm vil lages with a population of perhaps 100,000,000; and it was thought that there are no less than 1,000,000 farm hamlets, with a population of some 200,000,000.
Many dermato logie conditions, varying in importance from large chronic ulcers to minor irritat ing lesions, are common among the natives of Ceylon. These conditions are distinct hazards to nonindigenous persons. About 15 per cent of all the beds in military hos pitals in Ceylon are set aside for the treat ment of patients with cutaneous diseases. The most frequent types of dermatologie lesions encountered in the hospitals of Ceylon are tropical ulcers, infection with some species of Trichophyton, prickly heat and scabies.
Thirty-nine patients with goiter were treated in government hospitals in 1938; three of them died. MISCELLANEOUS Allergic States. Copra dust and tea dust are common allergens in the island. Certain parts of the cinnamon tree, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, have been said to pro duce an allergic reaction in susceptible persons. Some observers have written that it is not the tea dust or copra dust per se which provokes a reaction, but rather, emanations from parasites which attack the tea plant, Thea sinensis, and the coconut palm, Cocos nucifera.