BLINDNESS , the
See also:condition of being
See also:blind (a
See also:common Teutonic word), i.e. devoid of sight (see also Vlsiou; and
See also:EYE: Diseases) . The data furnished in various countries by the
See also:census of 1901 showed generally a decrease in blindness, due to the progress in medical science, use of antiseptics, better sanitation,
See also:control of infectious diseases, and better
See also:protection in shops and factories . Blindness is much more common in hot countries than in temperate and
See also:cold regions, but Finland and
See also:Iceland are exceptions to the general
See also:rule.' In hot countries the eyes are affected by the glaring sunlight, the dust and the dryness of the air, From
See also:statistics in Italy, France and Belgium, localities on the
See also:coast seem to have more blind persons than those at a distance from the
See also:sea . There are no
See also:late returns for Iceland, but the last available statistics gave 340o per million . A paper written in 1903 on blindness in
See also:Egypt stated that 1 in every 50 of the population was blind . The following table gives the number of blind persons as reported in the census of each
See also:country . Unless otherwise stated, it refers to the statistics of 1900 . Country .
See also:Total Number per Million Number. of Population .
See also:Austria 14,582 540 Belgium 3448 487
See also:Canada 3279 610 Denmark 1047 427 England 25,317 778 France 27,174 698 Finland' 3229 1191 Hungary 19,377 1006
See also:Ireland 4263 954 Italy . 38",160 1175
See also:Holland (1890) 2114 414 Norway 1879 838 .
See also:Portugal 5650 1040 Sweden 3413 664
See also:Switzerland (1895) 2107 722 Scotland 3253 727 Spain (1877) 24,608 1006 Russia about 2000
See also:United States (corrected census) .
CORNELIUS NEWTON BLISS (1833– )
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