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MEDICAL REPORT. REPORT of DISEASES and CASUALTIES occurring in public and private Practice of the Physician who has the care of the Western District of the City DISPENSARY.
T has been more than once remarked in in upon a vital organ, and unless net by
affections which are incident to the au- vital powers by its vehemence. Half mea
have this year proved more sures are here of no avail; and it is wonabundant than usual and that they have derful with what efficacy large doses of spared neither sex, nor age, nor condition. stimulants, in one case, and large detracIt may now be further stated, that their tions of blood in another, may, nay, must continuance as epidemics has been beyond be employed to insure the safety of the the ordinary period of their duration, and sufferer. That this assertion is made not even at this moment the writer is witness- in the spirit of rashness, but from a full ing complaints which are seldom seen in conviction of its truth, the reader who is great numbers after the setting in of No- accustomed to peruse these reports will, it vember.
is presumed, credit. It may be very fairly presumed that the With respect to the demands of the yel. dreadful accounts which reach us from the low fever, it cannot be expected that one south, have some connection with that state who has never witnessed the disorder can of the atmosphere which disposes to the speak with any authority; the following milder derangements of the British islands extract, taken from a sensible treatise just - and that the cholera of this country and published on the Andalusian epidemic of the yellow fever of Spain are alike depend. 1820, will serve to shew the virulence of the ent upon the aërial constitution, connected complaint, and the necessity for prompt with the endemic peculiarities of the respec- and vigorous treatment :tive places in which the one and the other “ Those terminated most favourably in appear. That the last is thus endemic, and which blood-letting was used to the greata confined in its locality, every thing con- est extent; but it is incumbent on me to nected with its peculiarities appears to state, that many cases ended fatally even prove; and the writer of the present paper when the lancet had every possible advanbelieves, that it would be almost as easy to tage. The Spanish physicians were transport one of the Andalusian hills into advocates for the practice in any case. My Salisbury Plain, as to convey this fever in treatment of the disease was not very sucits severity from the south to the north of cessful-theirs still less so. Europe. By some, indeed, it is thought, patient out of every five and a half; they that the yellow fever is in no wise conta- one out of every two and a half; so that, in gious, but this opinion is perhaps as erro- fact, neither of us had much to boast of. I neous as that which supposes that cordons have observed (and it is important I should of troops, or restrictions of quarantine, are mention it) that in all cases in which the either necessary or efficacious.in prevent- employment of mercury was followed by ing its spread. Plague, yellow fever, and salivation, the patients recovered. This typhus, are all contagious (probably in was the result, without a single exception, very different degrees,) but for the full de- throughout the whole period of the epidevelopement of their contagious properties, mic; and so perfectly am I assured of the they demand the assistance of local cir- fact, that I would set down the recovery of cumstances--and they will no more flourish any patient as certain who should be once in soils, and situations, and seasons unpro
affected to salivation. I insist upon the pitious to their propagation, than would state of ptyalism; because I have seen the orange-tree of the southern groves, in many instances in which the mouth and the bleak and barren wilds of Lapland. gums became sore and ulcerated, without
As in cholera, so is it with respect to any salivary discharge, and in which the yellow fever, that no precise and abstract patients did not recover.” precept can be laid down of treatment. In the general fevers of this country, we The writer is sometimes summoned to cases judge either that the malady is of unusual which actually become different disorders malignity, or that the treatment is not what in the short space of a few hours ;-at one it should be, if the deaths average more moment bilious disturbance and spasmodic than one-not in five, but in five and derangement being the only things to be twenty.
D. UWINS. combated by the resources of medicine ; at Bedford Row, Nov. 20, 1821. another, a rush of inflammation shall pour
I lost one
MONTHLY AGRICULTURAL REPORT.
O present,adfords fielle of novelty me and good cances ; mae those of a less forta
risheartening conclusion of a season, most nate description, from the interruption of unfortunate and calamitous to the cultiva- too much wet, it has been an irksome and tors of the soil, is at hand, without the troublesome operation : in truth, farming slightest present prospect of relief to the on such soils more particularly, has been sufferers, or the solace of any cheerful an. from early spring to the present month, a ticipations of the future. The report of most irksome, harassing, and expensive the day, however, goes the length of assert- labour; a melancholy addition to a despeing the actual formation of a new and pow. rately losing game. The early sown erful opposition party of the landed inte- wheats are very forward and luxuriant, rest in parliament, which it is supposed (a and if no frosts come to check them, will, frail supposition perhaps) will occasion be winter-proud. Should the moisture of more disquiet and aciual danger to minis- the atmosphere continue, sheep in the lowters, than all the whig or radical badgering lands will be in danger of the rot. Turnips, of the past times. It has been likewise.' but with more foliage than bulb, and grass said, that the late general temporary abate- in plenty; but where they have capital to ment of rents has originated in an errone- purchase stock, they cannot entertain very ous policy, which can never answer one of sanguine hopes of remuneration for their its obvious purposes; and that a fair per- outlay. Markets, both for the live and manent reduction would, in the end, have dead commodity, have been progressively better subserved the interest of both par- sinking every week since our last report, ties. The comparatively small quantity of Thus the farmer and grazier's sheet anchor wheat which has been well harvested, is seems to fail him.
The remedy of long said to be fully equal, in quantity and continued fundamental errors, is unhappily measure, to the famous crop of last year. equally fatal with the disease. And so extensive was the breadth sown Smithfield.-Beef 2s. 4d. to 3s. 10d. last season, that the markets will be amply Muttou 2s. 4d. to 3s. 100.-Lamb 4s. Od. to supplied during the ensuing, however or- 4s. 6d.-Veal 3s. 6d. to 5s.6d-Pork2s. 6d. dinary the quality of the greater part may
to 5s. 60.-Bacon 3s. 4d. to 4s. Od-Raw be. The grand substitute potatoes, is put Fat 2s. 7.d.-Wheat 40s. to 80s.down as half a crop, of which a great part Barley 22s. to 325.-Oats 18s. to 30s.- The will be of a blighted and inferior quality; quartern loaf in London 12d.-Hay 45s. to and now our sage and learned curó conju. 90s. Od.-Clover do. 60s. to 110s.- Straw rors, in imitation of the example of their 25s, to 36s. Od.-Coals in the Pool 36s. Od. grandsires, they have a new and fine op- to 50s. Od. portunity to task their wits for a discovery Middlesex, Nov. 24, 1821. of the cause of that disease. Wheat sow
ALPHABETICAL LIST OF BANKRUPTCIES announced between the 20th of Oct.
and the 20th of Nov. 1821: extracted from ihe London Gazette.
BANKRUPTCIES. [this Month 135.] Blythe, J. Ne vcastle-under-Lyne, draper. (Law, Solicitors' Names are in Parentheses.
Bright, R. sen. Nassau Place, Commercial Road, ALEXANDER, J. Old Bailey, coach-master. haberdasher. (Fawcett, L.
Bryan, W. Lowe and Co. Poultry, printers. (Lox: Angel, J. Sculcoates, York, block maker. (Rosser, ley and Son, L.
Bulmer, S. Oxford-street, woollen-draper. (FarAndrews, E. Worcester, bookseller. (Constable, L.
ren, L. Arther, T. Neath, Glamorgansh. shopkeeper, (Li- Burrell, J. Newcast!e-upon-Tyne, mercbant. (Bell vett, Bristol.
and Broderick, L. Atkinson, T. Newgate-street, warehouseman. (Ro. Cable, W. Aldebergh, Suffolk, baker. (Carpenter,L. binson, L.
Callow, J. Princes-street, Soho, bookseller. (StalAustin, H. Northumberland-street, Marry-le-hone,
ford, L. builder. (Carlon, L.
Cameron, C. J. Gray's Inn Lane, hardwareman. Baker, W. Ticehurst, Sussex, blacksmith. (White (Mills, L. and Goodhurst, Kent.
Card, J. Lloyds' Coffee-house, shipowner. (KearBaker, W. Lloyd's Coffee-house, insurance broker, (Warne, L.
Ca-s, T.'Ware, Herts, dealer in corn, &c. (Bond, Pamber, W. and Co. Huyton, near Blackrod, Lan
Ware. cashire, calico printers. (Edge, Manchester. Cattle, W. Hartlebury, Worcester, miller. Banton, W. Northwich, grocer. (Battley, Liver
(Darke, L. pool.
Chandler, C. East Stonehouse, Devon. master ma. Bentley, J. Shorditch, hardwareman. (Pike, L. riner. (Elworthy, Plymouth Dock. Bingham, R. Gosport, banker. (Cook and Hunter, Chubb, W. P. Aldgate, cheinist. (Parton, L. L.
Clifford, E. Chancery-lane, broker. (Haynes, L. Binks, J. M. Minories, hay salesman. (Lester, L. Clunio,'J. Camberwell, baker. (Lee and Co. L.
Coutes, J. Weobley, tanner. (Dax. L.
Kinner, W. and S. Notting Hill, stage coach proW. Liverpool, draper (Blackstock, priétors. (Hull, L.
Kippen, D. Lainbeth, timler inerchant. (Jones, L. Crump, J. Biriningham, inoney serivener. (Trough. Knibh. B. Billingborough, Lincoln. (Cheales and ton, Coventry.
('o. Sleaford. Dalton, F. Wakefiold, liquor inerchant. (Alcock, Knight, J. Mile End Road, builder. (Smith, L. Skipton,
Lawrence, G. Eveslam, victualler. Davie.,J. Mitchellean, Gloucester, draper. (Daniel,
Lee, G. Bath, baker. (Physiek, Bath. Davidson, T. and Co. Liverpool, mercbant. (Ade Lloyd, C. Thetford, bookseller. (Brame, Ipswich. lington, L.
Luke, W. Liverpool, merchant. (Hind, Liverpool. Deeble, E. Welbeck-street, upholsterer. (Palmer Macarty, J. Strand, spirit merchant. (Kearsey, L. and Co. L.
Mathews, 'r. High Holborn, linendraper. (Swain, Dicks, J. London-street, Tottenhain Court Road, L. Carpenter. (Jones and Co. L.
Medway, R. Beaminster, butcher. (Holme and Dray, J. Great Windmill-street, Haymarket, dealer. Co. L. (Hodgson, L.
Miller, A. Vauxhall Road, oilman. (Williains, L. Embleton, R. South Shields, wine inerchant. (Don. Moody, J. jun. Egham, coach-inaster. (Isaacson, L. kin, Newcastie.
Morris, W. Wellclose-syuare, tavern-keeper. (Wile Esilen. J. Stangate-street, Lambeth, slater. (Rc
ley, I.. yers and Co.L.
Moss, T. Vauxhall, potter. (Hanson and Co. L. Eyre, w. Cockspur-street, trunk-maker. (Car. Murray, J. Sebirghain, Cumberland, dealer. (Ad. lon, I.
dison, L. Flower, G. York, victualler. (Alexander, Halifax. Needhain, R. Bromptoin, silversinith. (Shelton, L. Forbes, J. and Co. Oxford-street, chemist. (Cottle Newcomb, F. Gadshill, Keot, dealer. (Richardson, and Co. L.
Northcote, H. J. Line-street, wine inerchant. Francis, R. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, batter. (Wil. (Birkett, l.. son. Newcastle.
Oluling, J. Old Change, stationer. (Freeman and Gage, M. A. Liverpool, taylor. (Taylor, L.
Co. L. Gelsthorp, J. Molineux-sti eet, Mary-le-bone (Rus. Parsons, T. Castle-street, Holborn, jeweller. (Wil
liams, L George, W. Hayınarket, saddler. (Mathews and Poole, S. G. Chelsea, brewer. (Sherwood and Cn. L. Co. L.
Poul, W. Smith-street, Clerkenwell, coal merGerinain, G. Commercial Road, Middlesex, mer. chant. (Russen, L. chant. (Bowman, L.
Porter, J. Watlington, Norfolk, dealer. (En Lank, Gibson, T.juin. and Co. Liverpool, ship.bread ba- L. kers. (Hind, Liverpool.
Powell, J. ren. Windsor, taylor. (Downes, L. Goodman, T. late of Witherley, Leicestershire, Railton, J. North Shields, ship-owner.' (Nind
jobber in caitle. (Smith and Co. Atherstone. and Co. L. Gosling G. Chesterfield, wine inerchant. (Thomas, Rawlins, J. and Co. Leicester-sqnare, taylors. Chesterfield.
(Dawes and Co. L. Golobed,' W. Southam, Isle of Ely, butcher, Richardson, T.Cheapside, warehouseman. (Greg. (Francis, L.
son and Co. L. Grahari Sir R. and Co. London, merchants, (Bol. Robinson, J. Nicholas-lane, merchant. (Nind and ton, L.
Co. L. Green, G. and Co. Shefhell, merchants. (Wilson, Robinson, W. and Co. Worthing, common car. L.
riers. (Smith, L. Green, G. and Co. Sheffield, edge tool inanufac. Saintmare, J. Jaques and Co. City Road, rectifiers. turers. (Capes, I..
(Lester, L. Hall, T. Eagle-street, Red Lion-square, ciach- Sanders, J. Ipswich, ironmonger. (Clark, L. inaker. (Lawledge, L.
Savory, C. South Efford, Devon. limeburner. (Fox Handsword, H. Winchester-street, merchant. (Les- and Prideaux. L. ter, L.
Scott, T. Stoke-upon-Trent, earthenware manufacHall, C. G. an: Co. Grosvenor-street, W'est Piin. turers. (Barber, L. lico, carpenters. (Kise, L.
Sherwin, J. Burslem, ironmonger. (Woolston, L. Hart, J. Bradford, Wilts, shopkeeper. (Stone, and Ward, Burslem. Bradford.
Simister, J. and Co. Birining ham, button inakers. Hartley, R. Penrith, hardwareinan. (Hardy, Shef- .(Clark, L. field.
Sinith, W. Flymouth Dork, cabinet maker. (Tink, Heppinstall, J. Doncaster, agricultural inachine Plymnonth Dock. inaker. (Fisher, Doncaster.
Smith, R. Howden, tallow chandler. (Lowndes, L. Haydon, and Co. Welbeck-street, auctioneers. Snelgrove, R. Waruingcainp, Sw.sex. (Freeinan, (Hntchinson, L.
Aruudel. Howard, C. T. Hartley Wintney, Hants. surgeon. Spencer, T. Gray's Inn-lane, livery stable koeper. (Young, L.
('Tibbutt, L. Hitt, T. Clist, St. Lawrence, Devon, butcher. (Ford, Stephenson, R. and Co. Hull, merchants. (Schule. Exeter.
tieid, Hull. Hubble, M. Tunbridge, viclualler. (Stone, Tun- Stirling, J. and Co. Copthall-court, merchants. bridge Wells.
(Bourdillon, L. Hughes, R. Bangor, cheese factor. (Harpur, Whit- Streets, W. Alderinanbury, galloon inanufacturer., church.
(Webster, L. Hule, . Nottingham, silvers.nith. (Foxcroft, Taylor, F. Adlington, Lancaster, shopkeeper. (GasNottinghai.
kell, Wigan. Humphries, I. Witbam Priory, Somerset, innholder. Teasdale, T. Newington, Suriey, linendra per. (Miller, Frome Selurool.
(Gates, L. Ingrain, T. Lower Thames-street, fisbmonger. Tills, w. sen. Niistley, Essex, merchants. (Ste
(Lang. L. Jolley, N. Charing Cross, poulterer. (Burton, L. Towler, T. and Co. Wakefield, woolstapler. Jobnson, J. Scultoates, York, cornfactor. (Eng. (Dixon. Caistor, länd, Hull,
Tovey, F. R. East-street, Lamb's Conduit. (GregIrving, N. Carlisle, innkeeper. (Robinson, Car. son and Co. L. bisle.
Trayhorn, R. Portsea, plumber. (Woodward, L. Ketland, T. and, Co. Birmingham, gunmakers. Turner, J. Paddington, chinainan. (Orchard, L. (Whateley, Birmingham.
Twigg, J. Cheapside, warehouseman. (Lester, L.
Ugart, MONTHLY MAG. No. 361.
Prevailing Winds, Number of daysi N. NE. E.
S. SW. W. NW. WSW. occupied by each 5 0 3 4 3 4 16
The total quantity of rain 4.920 inches.
Character of the Clouds. Number of dayson which each2 Cirrus. Cirro-stratus. Cirro-cumulus. Cumulus, Cumulo-stratus. Nimbus description has occurred. $ 10 6
10 The meteorological character of the pre. consequences; the character of the winds sent month differs from what may be termed has, indeed, been that of heavy shifting the average character of the season, in an gales, which have produced much general extraordinary manner. The mean tem- mischief. perature is greatly higher than we are ac- The variableness of our climate has customed to experience in this country; never been more remarkable than of late. the quantity of rain has been, in one fourth On the the 2d inst. at six in the morning, portion of the month alone, somewhat Fabrenbeit's thermometer stood at 60; demore than equal to the general average of grees, and at the same hour on the 4th the whole of former years; the aggregate July last, it was only at 52 ; so that at ove appears an extraordivary quantity, but the period in the middle of the present sumpresent condition of the flat tracts in the mer it was 8 degrees colder than in the vicinity of the metropolis, as well as many month of November. On the night of Noof the lower paris of the town itself, afford vember 1, at York, the minmium of the tremendous exbibitions of its effects. The thermometer was 49; on the night of the winds have been for much the greater part 2d of July last, it was 36; being thirteen from SW, and w., stretching occasionally degreeg colder. On the 6th of November, to the northward for short intervals, with a at the same hour in the morving, the thercessation of rain, and a small depression of mometer was at 30, being nineteen degrees temperature ; returning, however, quickly colder than four days before. to the southward by the w., with the usual
POLITICAL AFFAIRS IN NOVEMBER.
universally obliged to cnltivate their
owy farms, will it be felt that the reVE reduced monieil value of all THI
the productions of the earth, and medies are to rebuild the farm houses of labour generally, and the consequent cruelly pulled down to get large rents inahility to pay high rents, interests of thereon during the war, and to return to mortgages, and mert other time engage
the ancient policy of the realm, which ments in money in the present relative in numerous statutes prohibited antivalue of money, are the subjects which social monopolies of land and its proat present chiefly interest the people of
duce. England. Not only is corn at a price where such prices are demanded for
In some western districts of Ireland, far below the cost of its cultivation, land as leaves no subsistence to the lahut neat cattle, which only two years ago fetched 201. and 211. will not now
borious cultivators, a system of popular sell for more than eight, nine, and ten vengeance has been organized, and pounds, and consequently are scarcely many agents, middle-men, and their worth driving to distant markets.
adherents, have fallen victims; among The effects are a general stagnation of others, one entire family of seventeen trade, a varrow expenditure among all persons have been barbarously extirclasses, and a decrease of that spirit of pated, enterprize and speculation which a few years since distinguished this nation. Louis the Eighteenth opened the The abandonment of farms from the French Session of Parliament on the inability to pay rents and taxes, tends, 5th, with the following speech from however, to fill the towns, and hence the throne: as these are on the increase, the build
· Gentlemen-It is with confidence, and ing trade thrives, not only in London,
on the present occasion under favourable but ip all large places, where industry In preceding years I was compelled to par..
auspices, that I come to open this Session. flocks in the bope of thriving in a social scramble for subsistence and for.
ticipate my griefs with you. More happy
now, I have only to return thanks to the tune. Such is the picture of England ; yet, he has vouchsafed to France. The son,
Almighty for the constant protection which till the minister can no longer get his with which Heaven has soothed my soramonnt of taxes, and till landlords are
rows, grows with the public prosperity,
and continues to be to me a source of confi- pleasure to acknowledge, Gentlemen, that dence and hope. This child, my heart as- by your loyal co-operation, you have sures me, will be worthy of us; he will powerfully contributed to all this good. merit the love with which my subjects sur- Let us persevere in the wise measures round his cradle.
to which such prosperous results must be My relations with foreign powers have attributed. Let us persevere in that unity never ceased to be amicable, and I have a of views which has so efficaciously disarnı firm confidence that they will continue to ed malerolence, and check the last efforts
of the spirit of trouble and disorder. Great calamities afflict the East. Let In this the repose of Europe is not less us hope that they approach their termina- interested than ours. It is thus that all' tion, and that the prudence and cordiality the generous sentiments will be developed of all the powers will find the means of sa. with which you know all hearts abound; tisfying what religion, policy, and hu- and that you will establish upon the gratimanity, may justly demand.
tude, the love and the respect of my subThe paval force which, under these cir- jects, the throne which protects the libercumstances, I have stationed in the seas of ties of all. the Levant, has accomplished the object
SPAIN. which I contemplated. Our ships have al- The number of deaths in Barcelona, ways effectually protected my subjects, from Oct. 19th to the 23d, was 687, and often they have afforded to misfortune and the total number of deaths in the a timely aid.
town from the commencement of the A destructive scourge desolates a por: pestilence, is estimated at 16,000. The tion of Spain ; I have prescribed, aud I will maiutain the rigorous precautions number at Tortosa is most appalling. which protect our coasts and frontiers from Up to the 26th
of Sept. 7,000 persons the contagion.
had died, and 70 per day afterwards. If we take a view of our domestic state,
M. FRANCOIS, a member of the what motives have we not to bless Provi- French coinmission sent to Barcelona, dence! The sensible progress of industry, has written a letter, dated Oct. 30, agriculture, and the arts, attests that of from which the following particulars are commerce; and very soon new channels, by extracted :—" In a house inhabited by multiplying the means of communication fourteen persons, all have been attacked, and traffic, will extend the general good and eleven hare died. The progress to all paris of the kingdom.
of the disease is often so rapid, that The prosperity of the Guances, the in- there is not time to try any remedy. telligible exposition of the public accounts, The patient dies as soon as he is taken and fidelity to engagements, have consoli
ill. In general, however, the sickness dated public credit, and increased the re
lasts seven or nine days. It would sources of the state.
The period at which I have convoked require many pages to describe this you, and the orders which I have given terrible fever, it presents so many anothat the financial laws should be first sub
malies and deceptious appearances. mitted to you, sufficiently manifest my de. Sometimes the access is slight, and a sire to put an end to provisional grants;
deceitful appearance of convalescence, the Chambers will, doubtless, be eager to gives confidence to the attendants at second my intentions.
the moment when the patient is expirOur auspicious situation, and the return ing. At other times the most terrible of internal and external tranquillity, have symptoms manifest themselves at once, already admitted of a diminution in one of such as petechial spots, echymoses, and the most onerous of the taxes that which jaundice. Blood issues from all aper attacks reproduction in its source, by over- tures of the body. Fetid and diluted charging landed property. Next year, blood flows copiously from the those so assessed will wholly enjoy this re
The usual evacuations are duction. I desire that successively, and black and sanious. What is vomited as soon as the exigencies of the State and the dignity of France will permit, the vari pared to the oxyde of manganese. The
inay, after dilution in water, be comous taxes which constitute the public revenue shall be investigated, and, if it body is cold as marble, and the pulse be practicable, dipiinished, or better as
insensible. Involuntary cries are put sessed.
forth, though the patient is in perfect The laws are respected, and the deposii possession of his mind, and so continues taries of my power become every day more
until the heart ceases to perform its and more imbued with their spirit. Order functions. When the vital energy sinks and discipline reign in the army.
it cannot be again revived ; the beEvery where passions are subriding, and numbing poison of the contagion desuspicions iwearing away, and it gives me stroys it. The body of the patient then