Washington, D.C. Government Printing Office, 1884. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Item #27017
226 pages. The material in the reports and papers includes updates from: Ship Island, the country's first quarantine station; the Sapelo refuge station; a report on the origin of the yellow fever epidemic in Pensacola, Florida in 1882, which is illustrated with a folding architectural plan of medical care facilities, along with a Map of Pensacola that shows locations, disease spread in red among the neighborhoods, with ship names, personnel names and various local populace; another folding chart shows ship locations in the harbor and docking facilities at the time. Also, reports on New Orleans & Memphis operations; immigrant-inspection services in several large U.S. cities; laws relating the National Board of Health; consular and miscellaneous reports, including on cholera in Japan, distoma ringeri and parasitical haemoptysis in Hong Kong China; Filaria disease; probabilities of cholera in Europe, in Shanghai; the epidemic of typhoid in Liege; treatment of leprosy at Maracaibo; Beri-beri in Ceylon; chemical treatment of sewage in Berlin; and other reports. A folding map offers the General Track of Epidemics in Eastern Asia; another folding map, printed in tints, shows the course of the epidemics of 1877 & 1879 in Japan and "...the Severity of the Epidemic..." compiled by D.B. Simmons M.D.; folding charts printed in red and black track meteorological data during the epidemic and other charts depict filaria data and parasite illustrations. Title page with the small very faint owner name-stamp of collector George R. Brush M.D., U.S. Navy; in service as a surgeon & medical inspector, from 1861-1894. Approx. 6" x 9 1/4"size; bound in the original sober governmental dark brown cloth; bronze-gilt spine titles. Some edge, tips wear and dustiness to the boards; contents clean and in very good condition.