Meteorology records and notes on the mortality of the Hobart town registration district during the month of May, 1872.
Abbott, Francis and Hall, Edward Swarbreck (1872) Meteorology records and notes on the mortality of the Hobart town registration district during the month of May, 1872. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania . vii-ix.
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Meteorological records recorded at the Observatory, Hobart Town. Includes leafing, flowering, and fruiting of a few standard plants
in the Royal Society's Gardens during the month of
The total deaths this month exceeded that of any May in the previous
15 years. Great fluctuations in atmospheric pressure, and very great daily
variations of temperature, seem to have been the principal agents in causing
the high death rate in previously diseased and debilitated persons. Deaths
from zymotic and acute inflammatory affections were very small, and of
young persons below 20 years old the deaths were at a minimum.
|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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