The Bombay plague

being a history of the progress of plague in the Bombay presidency from September 1896 to June 1899. by James Knighton Condon

Publisher: Printed at the Education Society"s Steam Press in Bombay

Written in English
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Places:

  • Bombay (Presidency),
  • India,
  • Bombay.

Subjects:

  • Plague -- India -- Bombay.,
  • Bombay (Presidency) -- Sanitary affairs.

Edition Notes

Maps, tables and part of diagrams are folded.

StatementComp. under the orders of government, by Capt. J. K. Condon ... 1900.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRC179.I4 B6
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 381, ix p.
Number of Pages381
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6902185M
LC Control Number01000289
OCLC/WorldCa4762685

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