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May 2, 1885

LETTER FROM LONDON.

JAMA. 1885;IV(18):501-502. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390930025010

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Abstract

(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)

Dr. Richardson's Address on the Sanitary Condition of the Homeless—Dr. Bell's Paper on Dysmenorrhœa—The Physiological Action of Brucine and Bromo-strychnine—The Antivaccination Demonstration at Leicester—Sickness among the British Troops in Egypt.

At the last meeting of the members of the Association of Public Sanitary Inspectors, Dr. B. W. Richardson delivered an interesting address on the Sanitary Condition of our Homeless and Nomadic Population. Dr. Richardson said the question forming the subject matter of his address was one on which information of an extended character would be exceedingly valuable. He would divide the classes referred to into three. As to the first, the pure vagrant, while those who formed this class, without any provision which would be called a home, were placed in the most precarious condition, and lived a comparatively short life, they were rather exempt than otherwise from many of the diseases which affected those who

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