Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 266–70.

Introduction of a Medical Report of Edinburgh





Medical Practitioners, Medical Treatment, Disease, Climatology, Meteorology, Epidemiology, Hospitals

People mentioned:

Alexander Monro, Andrew Duncan

Institutions mentioned:

New Town Dispensary, Edinburgh

Publications cited:

Medical Essays and Observations

    Gives an outline of the effect of climate, topography, population, local diet, and access to water on the health of the populace of Edinburgh. States: 'there is no disease which is peculiar to Edinburgh, neither can any of the diseases of this country be said to be particularly prevalent or severe in this town. On the whole it is remarkably healthful; and I believe, that it may be stated, that the mortality in it is small in proportion to the population [...]. The epidemic diseases to which children are liable, varying in extent to which they prevail and the character which they assume, are always more or less present in the town' (269–70).

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