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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 31, 1901)
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One of the common questions asked
concerning typhoid fever is whether it
Any student of the disease, its cause,
sjmptoms and methods of spreading,
finds it easy to understand that the dis
ease is transmitted directly or indirect
ly from one person to another or that it
ia simultaneously induced in a number
of people from the same cause. This
fact is proven by many well-known
facts, one of the mest conclusive of
which is found in the experience of
Plymouth, Pennsylvania, which in the
summer of 1885 had hundreds of cases
of typhoid fever, with several hundred
deaths, all due to the contamination of
its water supply by the discharges from
a single patient. This epidemic, as well
aa many others, have furnished such
convincing evidence of the value of
guarding against the inoculation of
water with typhoid and other disease
germs that many of our cities are now
almost perfectly protected. Let us give
thanks that Lincoln is one of these.
Typhoid is one of what are called the
continued fevers that is an heritage
from the remote past; until within the
last hundred years, however, it had not
been distinguished from what is now
known aa typhus fever, the latter being
a disease found almost exclusively in
filthy surroundings and impure air;
while a case of typhoid fever may be
found under the most hygienic condi
tions, the patient having been in
fected by some article of food or drink
obained from a contaminated source.
Examination of a considerable num
ber of typhoid fevor cases has served to
show that infection of the patient prac
tically always occurs by the introduc
tion of the specific organism or causa
tive germ through the mouth and stom
ach into the intestines. Here the germs
develop and; throw.ofj their peculiar
poisons or toxins, by absorption of
which into the body the characteristic
symptoms of the disease are produced.
It has been shown that groups of the
germs may also form and develop in the
spleen and some other organs.
The foods by which the germ is
usually carried are water, milk, fresh
vegetables which have been sprinkled
or washed with infected water, and
other articles of diet prepared in some
way so that they may be infected by
these. A consideration of this means of
transmission will show that any patient
sun" ring from the disease can easily be
a fertile source of infection for others,
especially when it is remembered that
all of the excretions, even including the
glands of the mouth and the sweat
glands, throw off hourly from the dis
eased body countless numbers of these
It ib extremely fortunate that bounti
ful nature has so amply provided ub with
successful defenses against the inroads
of these micro organisms; for during the
presence of typhoid germs in any milk
or water supply, a considerable number
of people are, of course, exposed to the
disease and escape it because the num
ber of germs that they have been called
upon to resist, tbey are able success
fully to oppose. When a caee occurs in
a family, the members of the family who
escape do so for the same reason, and
the methods of disinfection employed
are valuable for the reason that they
keep the number of germs, which these
other members of the family are called
upon to resist, so low that the individu
al and not the germ may be successful.
It is only when the germs ate introduced
into the body in such large numbers
that the individual is no longer able to
resist them, that be becomes a victim of
the disease. These facts will explain
why boiled water and thoroughly cooked
meat and vegetables are wise precau
tionary measures against Buch infection.
Are Doing a Noble Work at Their Office
at the Corner of Eleventh and N
Streets Numerous Cures
are Being Report
A staff of eminent phyeicianB and
surgeons from the British Medical In
stitute, at the urgent solicitation of a
large number of patients under their
care in this country, have established
a permanent branch of the Institute in
this city, at the office, corner of Eleventh
and N streets, in the Sheldon b'ock
These eminent gentlemen have de
cided to give their services entirely tree
for three months (Medicines excepted)
to all invalids who call upon them for
treatment between now and Sept. 8th.
These services will not only consist of
consultation, examination and advice,
but also of all minor surgical operations.
The object in pursuing this course is
to become rapidly and personally ac
quainted with the sick and afflicted, and
under no condition will any charge what
ever be made for any services rendered
for three months to all who call before
The doctors treat all forms of disease
and deformities, and guarantee a cure
in every case they undertake. At the
first interview a thorough examination
is made; and, if incurable, you are frank
ly and kindly told so; also advised
against spending your money for use
Male and female weakness, catarrh
and catarrhal deafness, also rupture,
goitre, cancer, all skin diseases and all
diseases of the rectum are positively
cured by their new treatment.
The chief associate surgeon of the
Institute, assisted by one or more of his
staff associates, is in personal charge.
Office hours from 9 a. m. till 8 p. m.
2Jo Sunday hours.
Special Notice If you cannot call
send stamp for question blank for home
Two Important Articles.
Mr. William Allen White has just re
turned from Lawton, where he went to
write'for The Saturday Evening Post of
Philadelphia the story of the ''opening"
of the Indian lands. Mr. White's vivid
account of the mushroom city that
sprang up in a night is of striking and
Lord Balfour of Burleigh, secretary
for Scotland, and Lord Rector of the
university of Edinburgh, will contrib
ute to an early number of The Saturday
Evening Post of Philadelphia a paper of
official significance on Carnegie's gift to
Scotland. Lord Balfour is one of the
trustees of the millions Mr. Carnegie
haB given to the Scotch universities.
The story of two love failures are writ
ten out in the September number of
The Delineator. They tell of Ruskin's
loveless life and also of the cheerless
home of Fitzgerald, the Persian scholar.
These two loves that failed are sketch
ed by Clara E. Laughlin.
An interesting development of the de
partment store idea will soon be tried in
Chicago. Several independent retail
merchants occupying different stores
and carrying different lines of goods will
combine in renting one big establish
ment in which each will carry on his
own business. Each store will be sepa
rate and each will have its own proprie
tor, but all will ba under one roof, and
each will do what he can to help the
others. This plan will make several im
portant economies possible, and the good
will which each merchant will bring
into the combination is considered a
valuable asset. It will take time to
prove the wisdom of the plan for the in
dividual merchants who thus bunch
their resources, and not the least inter
esting feature to observe will be whether
harmony will continue to exist among
Dr. Benj. P. Bailey
I Offico, Zehrang Block 1 9 to 10 a m
12 to 12:30
571. j - r uesiaenee, uu u iireet ) z to 4 p m
ETenings, by appointment, annaays i- to 1 p. m. anu uy appointment.
I Dr. J.B.Trickey,
I Refractionist only
Office, 1035 O street.
I 9 to 12 a. m
I to 4 p.m.
I , ( Office, rooms 28, 27 and)
Office 530. iLOUlS N. Wente,D.D.S.i l. Brownell Block. 137
I solitn street. I
1 - -. -r. ( Office oyer Barley's 1
office 633 Oliver Johnson, D.D.S.-J ft08tet
l . ( Hours; 10 to IS
Phono.. .L1012J Dr. Ruth M. Wood, -j isso.wthst. -AeM.2tolPM
-via "Dlae Btiirlington."
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$14 30 $17 50 $21. 50
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$19 00$30 25
Aug. 1 to 10
Sept. I to 10
June 18 to 30
July 10th to
All tickets'solclat the above rates are limited for
Return to Oct. SI. Call and get full information.
Gity Ticket Office
Gor. lOtn and O Streets.
7th St., Between P and Q.
The best Shoe for women. Dear
to the heart, but not to the purse,
A model for every type of foot, a
style for every occasion.
For sale only at
WEBSTER I ROGERS,
Twenty eight years experience as an
inside decorator. Reasonable prices.
CARL MYKER, 2612 Q
1043 O St.,
Lincoln, .... Nebraska
Members Chicago Board of Trade.
FLOYD J. CAMPBELL CO.
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Correspondent: Wearc Commission Co.
J029 N St Lincoln, Nebr.
Nebraska Infirmary of
Second Floor Brownell Block, Lincoln.
C. B. Hutchinson, D. D; K.R.
Browntield, Secy.; Mary B. Hutchin
son, D. D. Charity patients treated
Fridays. Phone 1113
M. B. KBTCHUM, M. D., Phar. D.
Practice limited to
Bye, Ear. Nose, Throat, Catarrh
and Fitting Spectacles.
Phone 818. Hours 9 to 5; Sunday 1
to 2:30. RoomB 313-314 Third Floor
Richards Block, Lincoln, Nebr.
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