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Rapport De La Commission D'Inspection Des - Administration Sanitaire De L'Empire - 1906. [1272256]
Constantinople, 1906 - "1st Edition. 58 pages. Constantinople, 1906. 1st Edition. Blue cloth with gilt titles. Cloth darkened at the edges, wear to spine ends, small area of damp staining to the bottom head of spine. Contents fine. Folding maps, black and white ills ( 23 ). French text. 50 pages plus indices. Very scarce. THE lazaret of the port of Jeddah is commonly known as the Abu-Saad lazaret, that being the name of the principal of the three islands upon which it is built. The others are named Wasta and Abu-Ali. The so-called "port" of Jeddah is merely an anchorage, or rather two anchorages, an "inner" " and an " outer port," among the shoals and coral reefs which characterise the whole of this coast. These reefs are very irregular but their long axes run more or less parallel with the coast. The" outer port " is about two and a quarter sea-miles from the shore and the "inner port" about one and a quarter miles in a straight line, but no boat, however shallow its draught, could reach the shore by following a straight line, and the only available channel takes an extremely zigzag course among the reefs. From the inner port to the island of Abu-Saad the distance is three and three-quarters sea-miles, from ’Abu-Saad to Wasta it is one and three-quarters miles, and from Wasta to Abu-Ali one and a quarter miles. The three islands lie to the south of the town and are roughly about two miles from the mainland. Ships in quarantine remain in one or other of the anchorages at Jeddah and their pilgrims are transferred to the lazaret in sambouks. The Abu-Saad lazaret was brought into existence in 1882 as a "succursale" " of the much larger institution at Camaran. It is intended for the use of ships carrying not more than 5 per cent. of their net tonnage coming either from the north or from the south. Ships with a larger number of pilgrims are liable to be sent to Camaran, but this usually happens only in the case of ships from the south. The latter are always subject to from five to ten days’ quarantine, and they have in any case to pass close to Camaran on their voyage to the Hedjaz. But ships from the north are only liable to quarantine when Egypt or some of the countries on the Mediterranean are infected with plague or cholera. This happened in 1902-03, in 1905, and again in 1906-07 (the Haj just completed [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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