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The effect of the nitrous vapour, in preventing and destroying contagion :  ascertained, from a variety of trials, made chiefly by surgeons of His Majesty's navy, in prisons, hospitals, and on board of ships : with an introduction respecting the nature of the contagion, which gives rise to the jail or hospital fever; and the various methods formerly employed to prevent or destroy this   / by James Carmichael Smyth ....
Of the nitrous fumigation
Smyth, James Carmichael, 1741-1821, creator
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Countway Medicine

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Printed for J. Johnson, in St. Paul's Church-Yard
xvi, 234 p., [1] folded leaf, [1] leaf of folded plates : ill. ; 23 cm. (8vo)

Disinfection and disinfectants -- Early works to 1800 ;  Communicable diseases -- Prevention -- Early works to 1800 ;  Nitrous acid -- Early works to 1800 ;  Typhus fever -- Early works to 1800

Concepts of Contagion and Epidemics

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Public Health, 1700-1799

Communicable Disease

Colonialism and International Medicine

Pages 52 and 53 are numbered: lii and liii, respectively.

Dedicated to the Earl of Spencer.

"Experiment made with the nitrous fumigation on baord the Union hospital ship, &c. &c. &c.": p. [49]-114.

Includes a number of letters from various surgeons.

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