1885 The Lancet  
263 tress Gwalior it was attributable to contamination of the drinking-water, but at none of the other stations does the cause seem to have been satisfactorily traced. Bengal was remarkably free from outbreaks of cholera during the rear. The only stations seriously affected were Allahabad, Dinapore, Chunar, and Fortress Gwalior. No information is given as to the measures adopted to check its progress at au, of these stations. Its prevalence was confined to the second and third quarters of the
more » ... d quarters of the year. Among the deaths from injuries a remarkable one is recorded; that of a man who "while eating barley swallowed a husk which stuck in his throat, and which gradually worked its way into the ' I right pleura, where it caused an abscess, from which he died." In Madras, from an average force of 10,612, the admissions were 991, the deaths 11'31, the mean sick 59.72, and the invaliding to England 32'70 per 1000 of the strength; the admissions were considerably lower, and the other ratios slightly higher, than in 1882, but all, except the constantly sick, under the average of the last ten years. The reduction in the admissions was chiefly in those by paroxysmal fevers. The highest ratio of admissions was furnished by Bangalore, and amounted to 1330 per 1000, the lowest being 662 at Port Blair. The highest death-rate (omitting a small detachment at Seelabuldee) was 18'76 at Kamptee, and the lowest 5'81 at St. Thomas's Mount ; the high rate at Kamptee was caused
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