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A Study of Summer Diarrhoea in Warrington in 1911

  • C. W. Hutt (a1)

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(1) The type of summer diarrboea usually seen in the wards of general hospitals was rare in Warrington in the summer of 1911.

(2) Multiple invasion of houses occurred in 19 (29%) of 67 fatal cases investigated.

(3) Consecutive onset of the disease among the members of the household was the rule.

(4) The average diarrhoeal rate for the several wards of the town varied directly as

(a) the average birth rate;

(b) the zymotic rate corrected for zymotic diarrhoea;

(c) the relative poverty of the inhabitants of the ward.

(5) Relative overcrowding existed in the houses in which deaths took place from diarrhoea.

(6) Cleanliness of houses is an important factor in the prevention of diarrhoea.

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A Study of Summer Diarrhoea in Warrington in 1911

  • C. W. Hutt (a1)

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