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Table illustrating the mean strength, total cases of disease and death, etc.-Continued.

Typhoid fever. Congestive fever. Intermittent fever quotidiana.

Date. Cases. Deaths. Cases. Deaths. Cases. Deaths.

1864.

March.. 67 28 . . . .

April.. 56 18 5 . 10 4

May.. 92 17 1 1 481 9

June.. 18 32 . 2 205 7

July.. 39 58 1 2 150 7

August.. 200 32 1 1 324 29

Total.. 472 185 8 6 1,170 56

Intermittent fever Intermittent fever,

tertiana. quartana.

Date. Cases. Deaths. Cases. Deaths

.

1864.

March.. 35 2 . .

April.. 24 . . .

May.. 385 . 114 .

June.. 192 . 25 .

July.. 139 . 56 .

August.. . . . .

Total.. 775 2 195 .

Remittent fever. Bilious remittent Pneu- fever.

Date. Cases. Deaths. Cases. Deaths. Cases.

1864.

March.. 37 5 . . 102

April.. 10 1 . . 108

May.. 181 9 . . 103

June.. 240 13 . . 21

July.. . . 160 15 28

August.. . . 190 12 116

Total.. 468 28 350 27 478

monia. Dropsy. Scurvy.

Date. Deaths. Cases. Deaths. Cases. Deaths.

1864.

March.. 65 28 2 15 .

April.. 58 32 6 50 .

May.. 28 233 50 1,221 14

June.. 41 248 71 2,097 68

July.. 27 304 66 3,092 195

August.. 15 665 120 3,026 722

Total.. 234 1,510 315 9,501 999

Acute diarrhea. Chronic diarrhea. Acute

Date. Cases. Deaths. Cases. Deaths. Cases.

1864.

March.. 386 51 95 26 143

April.. 916 220 235 115 133

May.. 1,729 251 608 171 870

June.. 1,966 330 510 447 540

July.. 2,796 517 349 330 999

August.. 1,982 792 520 280 859

Total.. 9,775 2,161 2,317 1,369 3,544

dysentery. Chronic dysentery. Morbi varii.

Date. Deaths. Cases. Deaths. Cases. Deaths.

1864.

March.. 29 42 12 . 17

April.. 49 51 27 100 .

May.. 93 407 8 6 3

June.. 98 271 5 9 8

July.. 215 180 27 203 381

August.. 364 187 72 156 156

Total.. 848 1,138 151 474 565

During this period of six months no less than 565 deaths are recorded under the head of morbi varii. In other words, these men died without having received sufficinet medical attention for the determination of even the name of the diseases causing death.

During the month of August fifty-three cases and fifty-three deaths are recorded as due to marasmus. Surely this large number of deaths must have been due to some other morbid state then slow wasting. If they were due to improper and insufficient food, they should have been classed accordingly, and if to diarrhea or dysentery or scurvy, their classification should in like manner have been expilicit.

We observe a progressive increase of the ratio of mortality from 3.77 per cent. in March to 9.09 per cent. of mean strength, sick and well, in