Meteorology records and analysis of the observatory records for May 1865 in conjunction with those of births and deaths
Abbott, Francis and Hall, Edward Swarbreck (1865) Meteorology records and analysis of the observatory records for May 1865 in conjunction with those of births and deaths. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania . pp. 47-52.
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Meteorological records recorded at the Observatory, Hobart Town.Includes the leafing, flowering, and fruiting of a few standard plants in the Royal Society's
Gardens during the month of May, 1865.
The fluctuations in atmospheric pressure, with the frequent and extreme
variations in temperature, this month, had an extensively fatal influence on
aged and diseased persons, and, together with the unusually numerous accidental deaths, caused a total mortality slightly beyond the average of the
previous eight years, though, still, considerably fewer than May, 1864, had.
On the other hand, the pure state of the air, consequent upon its free movement
the moderate rain-falls, and abundance of electricity, preserved the
community from Zymotic diseases; and infantile deaths were not half the
number that May, 1864, had.
|Additional Information:||In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.|
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