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Report of Sick and Wounded in Hospital and Private Practice,
Omaha, Nebraska, 1871, 1872, and 1873.
Class I.-ZYMOTIC DISEASES.
Order 1.-MIASMATIC DISEASES.
Cases. Deaths. Typhoid fever
7 2 Marasmus
6 1 Remittent fever
111 1 Intermittent fever
164 Congestive fever
3 Acute diarrhoea
152 Chronic diarrhea
28 1 Acute dysentery
26 1 Chronic dysentery
5 2 Sporadic cholera
12 Whooping cough
12 1 Smallpox .
4 1 Varioloid .
58 2 Scarlet fever
31 7 Varicella.
33 Catarrhal fever
192 Debility from miasma 32 Cholera infantum
Class III.- PARASITIC DISEASES.
Order 1.-DiseasES OF THE Nervous
2 2 Angina pectoris
8 Infantile convulsions
13 1 Inflammation of the brain 6 1 Inflammation of membranes of the brain.
3 Inflammation of spinal cord 16 Cerebro-spinal meningitis 2 1 Catalepsy
48 Paralysis .
4 Nervous debility
6 Insomnia .
Order 2.-DISEASES OF THE EYE.
Cases. Deaths. Cases. Deaths. Inguinal hernia
2 Conjunctivitis .
Hemorrhage from the stoInf. with rupture of iris 2
Hemorrhage from the bowels 1
Inflammation of the tonsils 81
Inflammation of the stomach 21 1
Inflammation of the bowels 29 2 Order 3.- DiseasES OF THE EAR.
1 1 Inflammation of internal ear
Inflammation of the liver 50
3 Other diseases of the ear 2
Other diseases of this order 4 1
419 6 Order 4.–DISEASES OF ORGANS OF CIRCULATION.
Order 7.-DiseasES OF THE URINARY AND Dropsy from heart disease
GENITAL ORGANS. Inflammation of the peri.
Dropsy from renal disease 4 1
1 Order 5.-DISEASES OF RESPIRATORY Spermatorrhæa
Inflammation of the kidneys 23 2 Asthma
Inflammation of the bladder 16 Acute bronchitis
78 Chronic bronchitis
55 3 Croup
15 2 Epistaxis
Order 8.-DISEASES OF THE BONES AND Inflammation of the larynx 15
Joints. Intlammation of the lungs 67 10
3 Inflammation of the pleura 18
Inflammation of joints 23 Hemorrhage from the lungs 4
Inflammation of periosteum 4 Other diseases of this Order 10
Class VI.-DISEASES OF WOMEN.
Class V.-VIOLENT DISEASES AND
Order 1.-WOUNDS, INJURIES, AND
Cases. Deaths. Dysmenorrhea Burns and scalds
Prolapsus uteri Contusions
Leucorrhea Concussion of the brain 4
Hysteria . Sprains
Uterine phlebitis Dislocations
Pelvic cellulitis Simple fractures
Ephemera Compound fractures
Vaginitis Gunshot wounds
Eclampsia Incised wounds
Cervical endometritis Lacerated wounds
Ovaritis Punotured wounds
Heart clot Poisoning
2 1 Uterine polypus
33 32 26 29 16 1 4 1 5 4 14 1 1 1 1 16
The above table, taken principally from cases coming under my own observation, will serve to show to some slight extent, the prevailing diseases as occurring in Omaha, Nebraska.
DISEASES OF MINNESOTA AND THE NORTHWEST.
By D. W. HAND,
OF ST. PAUL.
The dry bracing atmosphere of this region has given to it a reputation for healthfulness that has drawn here thousands of invalids. That the air has the properties attributed to it, to a considerable extent, is shown by the rapid improvement, and often permanent recovery, of large numbers of these invalids.
Frequent tests, applied by a number of careful observers, show our atmosphere to be very
rich in ozone ;
and the U. S. meteor. ological reports indicate a small amount of moisture, as compared with eastern and southern stations.
That there is a peculiarity about the air of this section of the country is also plainly evident to our senses. The exhilarating qualities of it are constantly noticed by all persons recently arrived; and its dryness is shown by the almost total absence of moss from the roofs of houses and from trees, and by the fact that polished steel instruments, etc., can be laid carelessly away for years without fear of rusting
Of those coming here for health, consumptives form much the larger class.
It bas been found that invalids with tubercles just forming, and having obstructed respiration from that cause, or having a plastic effusion the result of pleuro-pneumonia, are very often permanently relieved. It has also appeared that those having a tendency to hæmoptysis were more certainly benefited than any other class. Even with pulmonic suffering already begun, and having small cavities in one or both lungs, many persons have recovered after coming here ; but they have been compelled to become permanent residents. A return to the east or south has generally been fol. lowed by relapse and death.
Cases of Phthisis Pulmonalis, however, do occur among our resident population; and within the last few years too many native