Biennial report of the North Carolina State Board of Health. 1888

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State Board of Health, 1889
 

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Page 168 - ... belief of this Association that it is an imperative necessity, especial-ly in the more populous States, that State Legislatures should give their Boards of Health that financial support which would enable them to act intelligently on all questions pertaining to the public water-supplies, investing them at the same time with the supervision of the said supplies, and with power to preserve these waters from contamination by sewage or other injurious matters.
Page 10 - ... scarlet fever, yellow fever and cholera, shall be properly quarantined or isolated at the expense of the city, or town, or county in which they occur. Any person violating the rules promulgated...
Page 168 - Medicine. 1886, appropriate sanitary measures saved the lives of 298 persons, who, under the usual conditions and according to former epidemics, would have died of Diphtheria in a few localities. In Memphis the death rate has been reduced in six years from 35 per 1,000...
Page 114 - The baking of fruit tarts in creamcoloured earthenware, and the salting and preserving of meat in leaden pans, are no less objectionable. All kinds of food which contain free vegetable acids, or saline preparations, attack utensils covered with a glaze, in the composition of which lead enters as a component part.
Page 128 - Lindley, and he has stated that in his plans he carefully followed the principles laid down by Mr. Chadwick. In that town, the deaths from enteric fever per 1,000 of total deaths were : — From 1838 to 1844, before the commencement of the construction of any sewerage works . . 48.5 From 1871 to 1880, after the completion of the sewerage works ....... 13.3 "During the time that the works were in progress, viz., from 1872 to 1874, the mortality from enteric fever per 10,000 living was : — In the...
Page 176 - no sanitary improvement worth the name will be effective, whatever acts you pass or whatever powers you confer upon public officers, unless you can create an intelligent interest in the matter among the people at large.
Page 170 - as an application of the laws of physiology and general pathology to the maintenance of the health and life of communities, by means of those agencies which are in common and constant use.
Page 127 - It may be accepted as certain that in every case where the sewerage of towns has been devised on sound principles, and where the works have been carried on under intelligent supervision, a largely reduced death-rate has invariably followed. The records of Newcastle afford evidence of this fact.
Page 162 - Of all the processes which have been proposed for the purification of water or of water polluted by excrementitious matters, there is not one which is sufficiently effective to warrant the use, for dietetic purposes, of water which has been so contaminated.
Page 168 - Resolved, That it is the well considered belief of this ASSOCIATION that it is an imperative necessity, especially in the more populous states, that state legislatures should give their boards of health that financial support which would enable them to act intelligently on all questions pertaining to the public water-supplies, investing them at the same time with the supervision of the said supplies, and with power to preserve these waters from contamination by sewage or other injurious matters.

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