The sanitary state of Belfast, with suggestions for its improvement
Item Type:Journal article
Citation:Malcolm, A. G. 'The sanitary state of Belfast, with suggestions for its improvement'. - Belfast: Belfast Social Inquiry Society, No. 4, 1852 , pp1-31 with 8 appended maps
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Having devoted earnest attention for several years past to the sanitary circumstances of this town, and having observed certain uniform results and conditions in its vital statistics connected with its physical state, I feel myself in a position to lay before the Section some points of interest thereon, which may not be generally known even to residents, and certainly not to the majority of the Members before whom I have the honour of appearing. In the first place, I shall briefly detail the sanitary characteristics of Belfast; secondly, I shall attempt to show that the vital statistics of this town fully corroborate the sanitary laws already established ; thirdly, I shall prove that the tendency to epidemic visitations and outbreaks, and the mortality in such, are here on the increase; and conclude with a few suggestions as to the objects most demanded to improve the public health of this town.
Description:A paper read before the Statistical Section of the British Association, at Belfast, September 7, 1852
Author: Malcolm, A. G.
Publisher:Belfast Social Inquiry Society
Type of material:Journal article
Series/Report no:Journal of the Belfast Social Inquiry Society
No. 4, 1852
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