DEATHS OF EMINENT FOREIGN MEDICAL MEN

1891 The Lancet  
worked three shifts of twenty-three hours, twenty hours and threequarters, and twenty-three hours respectively. Not less noteworthy is the case of a fireman, who on two successive days worked shifts of twenty-four hours and fifty minutes and twenty-one hours and ten minutes respectively. These cases, though exceptional in the sense of being extreme, are yet typical in the sense of being due to no breakdown of the system but only to its exigencies, and they show beyond dispute that there is a
more » ... that there is a great mischief to be cured. Any system of apportioning work which leads to such results
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