Perils of the War of Independence in South America
Disease, Medical Treatment, Meteorology, Electricity
Part of a lengthy extract describes the 'difficulty of respiration' experienced in regions of the Andes, which is attributed to 'occasional exhalations of metalliferous vapour', and details its treatment by 'opening the temporal artery' (238).
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