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{Southern Cron, May 1). We want a medical com minion to examine into the sanitary condition of the city. Typhoid fever hai made its appearance in different parts of Auckland. As yet the disease maintains a mild form, but it exists, and under conditions favourable for its development it may spread over the city. The long dry weather, the scarcity of water, the weakness caused by the prevalence of measles and their sequelae have tended to render the human subjects, both young and old, more susceptible to the incursion of disease. The accumulated germs of decaying vegetable and animal matter, which for months have been gathering in different parts near households in our streets and otherwise, will become more dangerous, by the more rapid fermentation caused by the recent rain and the succeeding heat. Smells of the foulest kind greet the noses of the., passers by in many streets throughout the city. The drainage is admittedly defective, for there is no denying the force of the odours these defects produce. A Melbourne journal, the Leader, says : “ The measles, indeed, are only one form of the perils of contagion to which the community is liable, and of which typhoid fever is another. The causes of this latter malady are more easily traceable to defective sewerage, and the exposure of the filth and garbage, which is inseparable from a system of surface drainage, and it is to the corporation more than to the doctors that we must look for the remedy.” The condition of this city and its environs is such that immediate action should be taken by the corporation. A carefully selected medical commission should be appointed to examine and report, and aid.the Inspector of Nuisances to perform a task which, at the present time, requires scientific and medical assistance properly to fulfil. The health and lives of the public depend on an improvement in our sanitary arrangements, and to the corporation of the city the people look for a remedy.

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TYPHOID FEVER., Lyttelton Times, Volume XLIII, Issue 4453, 22 May 1875

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TYPHOID FEVER. Lyttelton Times, Volume XLIII, Issue 4453, 22 May 1875

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