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The effect of the nitrous vapour, in preventing and destroying contagion; ascertained, from a variety of trials, made chiefly by surgeons of His Majesty's Navy, in prisons, hospitals, and on board of ships: with an introduction respecting the nature of the contagion, which gives rise to the jail or hospital fever; and the various methods formerly employed to prevent or destroy this ...

Author/Creator:
Smyth, James Carmichael, 1741-1821.
Publication:
London, J. Johnson. 1799.
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xvi, 234 p. : fold. table. ; 23 cm.
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Notes:
Letters reporting the experiments with nitrous vapour: p. 115-222; 233-234. The last letter, dated March 8, 1799, was added after the main work was printed.
The introduction (p. [1]-47) is taken from portions of the author's A description of the jail distemper, as it appeared amongst the Spanish prisoners, at Winchester in the year 1780 (London, 1795)
"Experiment made with the nitrous fumigation on board the Union Hospital Ship" (p. [49]-114) was published separately by the author in London in 1796 under title: An account of the experiment made ... on board the Union Hospital Ship to determine the effect of the nitrous acid in destroying contagion.
Contributor:
Smyth, James Carmichael, 1741-1821
Smyth, James Carmichael, 1741-1821
OCLC:
14852745