Observations on the chlorides and chlorine, as 'disinfecting agents', and as preventives of Cholera


Published by Boston: Clapp & Hull, 1832, 1832
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Title: Observations on the chlorides and chlorine, ...

Publisher: Boston: Clapp & Hull, 1832

Publication Date: 1832

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition


FIRST SEPARATE EDITION. 8 vo. Modern boards with paper label on cover. 12 pp. About a very good copy. Professor of therapeutics at Yale, Dr. Henry Bronson (1804-93) early in his career ".was commissioned to investigate in Canada the natural history of Asiatic cholera and its possible prevention. He reported that there existed no evidence of the power of chlorine, as used, over the principle of contagion or infection, while faith in disinfectants actually caused neglect of cleanliness." (Kelly & Burrage, p.150). Bound with: 'Cholera morbus', House of Representatives, Rep. No. 226, January 20, 1832, 35 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 000048

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