Mapother, E. D. 'The sanitary state of Dublin'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. IV Part XXVII, 1864, pp62-76
Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Vol. IV Part XXVII 1864
In this paper, for the incompleteness of which I shall at once
apologize, I propose to sketch briefly, and as far as my observations
have extended, the sanitary state of our city, being convinced that
much disease, and many consequent deaths, are avoidable by improvements
which may be very readily attained. It is very generally
believed that the healths of towns, especially as evidenced by the
death-rate, which may be well called the barometer of public health,
must be always inferior to that of rural districts; but of late years,
owing partly to an admirable system of inspection, and consequent
improvements in the former, and partly to ignorance or inattention
to sanitary matters in the latter, their conditions are becoming
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