THE CAUSE OF CONSUMPTION.
I [P«E PBKBB ASBOOIA.TIOK.] WaujiroTow, Jane 5* la • report submitted to the Hospital Trustees, the resident medloal offioer, Dc Ewart, lays:— "l think the ioieotloai theory of aonsamptlou fi now recognised by most authorities on the mbjeot. Ik has been proved that eonsamptlon li dae 10 the growth and multiplication In the body of what 1b called a baoillui. By the •Id of the mfcrosoops we can dlsoorer thf presence of the baolllai In the expeotora* tlon of oomnatptive paisonß, and It haa been proved by experimenting upon animals that If tbis spa tuna Is lojaoted Into the lungb of animals wbloh are In a poor state of health, it will give rise to ! consumption m thosa animali. In ft : hospital ward the infection may be oonveyed In the following way : — The oon* snmptlve patient spits upon the floor, and the *putom become dried. Next morning when it Is being swept some of the dried sputum is diffased Into the atmosphere m tbe form of powder, whioh powder atlll 1 contains the living baollli. This may be 1 inbaled Into the lung* by tha patlenti* and these belDg as a. rule m a- low state of health, tbe baollll find a suitable lotl to grow and multiply themselves upon. Thns conßumption Is produoed."
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