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The Daily Dispatch: November 6, 1860., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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kind of refuse, including animal and vegetable debris of the most unsavory character; and this being packed together on a level with the basements, all emanations from the mass steal through the lower part of the house and ascend to the upper rooms. A surgeon in the southern suburb communicated to us a case in which the members of a numerous family were successively attacked by zymotic disease — in two instances fatal, and repeatedly renewed, until removal from a house so poisoned. Dr. Dundas Thompson, in his weekly report, draws attention to a cognate defect in the hygienics of masonry which deserves to be duly noted: "My attention has frequently been called to, I trust, an almost obsolete practice indulged in by some builders of mixing up putrid slop from the streets with their mortar, instead of using sand, which has a chemical relation to the lime. A case of this kind having been reported to me by the inspectors at Hamilton Terrace, I found the slop used to consist of putrid o