The causes and prevention of Pneumonia

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Pneumonia is one of the great disease of the lungs. It is formerly known as inflammation of the lungs. This is rapid and sudden, instead of slow and chronic like tuberculosis, but kills almost as many people, and unfortunately, unlike tuberculosis, is not decreasing.

Pneumonia causes and prevention

Pneumonia disease is known to be due to a germ, but not yet know exactly how that germ is conveyed from one victim to another. How striking this is true, may be seen from the fact that, while the death-rate of the disease among the rich and those in comfortable circumstances, who are well-fed and live in good houses, is only about five percent, that is, one in twenty, among the poor, especially in the crowded districts of large cities, the death-rate rises to twenty per cent, or one in five, while among the tramp and roustabout classes, who have used alcohol freely, and among chronic alcoholics, it reaches forty per cent.
One thing, however, of great importance, is that, pneumonia is a disease of overcrowding and foul air, like tuberculosis that occurs most frequently at that time of the year, late winter and early spring, when people have been longest crowded together in houses and tenements, and that it falls most severely upon those who are weakened by overcrowding, under-feeding, or the excessive use of alcohol.

The same steps should be taken to prevent its spread as in tuberculosis, destroying the sputum, keeping the patient by himself, and thoroughly ventilating and airing all rooms. As the disease runs a very rapid course, usually lasting only from one to three weeks, this is a comparatively easy thing to do.

Though pneumonia is commonly believed to be due to exposure to cold or wet, like colds, it has very little to do with these. You will not catch pneumonia after breaking through the ice or getting lost in the snow, throat, and your constitution has already been run down by bad air, under-feeding, over-work, or dissipation.

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