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Report of Sick and Wounded in Hospital and Private Practice,

Omaha, Nebraska, 1871, 1872, and 1873.

Class I.-ZYMOTIC DISEASES.

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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

1 Erysipelas

12 Roseola

12 Whooping cough

12 1 Smallpox .

4 1 Varioloid .

16 Measles

58 2 Scarlet fever

31 7 Varicella.

9 Mumps

33 Catarrhal fever

192 Debility from miasma 32 Cholera infantum

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Class III.- PARASITIC DISEASES.

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Order 1.-DiseasES OF THE Nervous

System. Apoplexy.

2 2 Angina pectoris

3 Aphonia

3 Epilepsy.

3 Headache

43 Insanity

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

1 Neuralgia

48 Paralysis .

4 Sunstroke

4 Nervous debility

6 Insomnia .

3 Chorea

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Order 2.-DISEASES OF THE EYE.

Cases. Deaths. Cases. Deaths. Inguinal hernia

7 Amaurosis

2
Prolapsus ani .

2 Conjunctivitis .

38

Hemorrhage from the stoInf. with rupture of iris 2

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6 Mucocele.

2

Hemorrhage from the bowels 1

Inflammation of the tonsils 81
Total

44

Inflammation of the stomach 21 1

Inflammation of the bowels 29 2 Order 3.- DiseasES OF THE EAR.

Intussusception

1 1 Inflammation of internal ear

Inflammation of the liver 50
Otorrhea.

13
Jaundice.

3 Other diseases of the ear 2

Piles

17

Other diseases of this order 4 1
Total

20
Total

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.

Calculus.

1 cardium

1
Diabetes

1 Cellulitis.

1
Hydrocele

4
Total

5

Dropsy from renal disease 4 1
Stricture.

1 Order 5.-DISEASES OF RESPIRATORY Spermatorrhæa

2
ORGANS.
Diseases of the testis

3

Inflammation of the kidneys 23 2 Asthma

13

Inflammation of the bladder 16 Acute bronchitis

78 Chronic bronchitis

24 1
Total

55 3 Croup

15 2 Epistaxis

1

Order 8.-DISEASES OF THE BONES AND Inflammation of the larynx 15

Joints. Intlammation of the lungs 67 10

Coxalgia .

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

Necrosis

5
Total

245 13
Total

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Class VI.-DISEASES OF WOMEN.

Class V.-VIOLENT DISEASES AND

DEATHS.

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Order 1.-WOUNDS, INJURIES, AND

Puerperal fever
ACCIDENTS.

Mevorrhagia

Cases. Deaths. Dysmenorrhea Burns and scalds

1

Prolapsus uteri Contusions

28

Leucorrhea Concussion of the brain 4

Hysteria . Sprains

8

Uterine phlebitis Dislocations

14

Pelvic cellulitis Simple fractures

Ephemera Compound fractures

13

Vaginitis Gunshot wounds

6

Eclampsia Incised wounds

12

Cervical endometritis Lacerated wounds

19

Ovaritis Punotured wounds

6

Heart clot Poisoning

7

Ovarian tumor
Septicemia

2 1 Uterine polypus
1

Mastitis

22

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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

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