Medical statistics appear to prove that consnmption, where prRvalent, originates as often in summer as in winter, and the best anthorities declare that it is more common in hot than in cold climates. There is more consnmption in the Tropical Indies, both East and West, than in the almost arctic Canadas. The number of the British troops attacked with this disease in Jamaica is annnally twelve in one thousand, while in Canada it is only about six. The British government have accordingly resolved upon sending their consumptive soldiers to a cold climate in preference to a warm one, -------------------**-*----------------- Cheap Corn.South of Springfield, Ill. , on the railroads, some of the farmers are g offering corn at 15 cents per bnshel in the S field ; others at $5 per acre.
This article was originally published with the title "Statistics of Consumption" in Scientific American 13, 10, 74 (November 1857)