Report of a General Plan for the Promotion of Public and Personal Health

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Dutton & Wentworth, state printers, 1850 - 544 pages
 

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Contents

Too statistical 283 4 Interferes with private matters 284 5 With private rights 286 6
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Interferes with Providence 294 10 People have not time to attend to it
294
CLOSING APPEAL
297
To physicians 298 2 To clergymen 298 3 To educated men 299 4 To the wealthy and phi lanthropic 300 5 To the people 301 6 To the periodical p...
303
To the State
304
BILL RECOMMENDED FOR ENACTMENT Page
307
APPENDIX
323
Great Sanitary Act of June 22 1797
326
Revised Statutes relating to Public Health
332
ByLaws and Ordinances of Boston prior to 1800
339
Regulations of the first Board of Health
341
Health Ordinances passed in Boston August 20 1850
342
Correspondence with the Medical Society
351
Circular relating to a Sanitary Survey
358
Circular of the American Medical Association
365
Sanitary Organization proposed by Dr Simon
366
Duties of Officers of Public Health
368
Instructions relating to a Census Schedule
375
Communication from William C Bond
379
Atmospheric Observations in England
381
Nomenclature and Classification of Causes of Death
389
Communication from W H Duncan M D of Liverpool
394
Regulations for Vacant Houses
399
Tenements for the accommodation of the Laboring Classes
400
Schedules for Observations concerning Sickness
404
Form for a Register of Medical Cases
407
Communication from New Orleans
410
Sanitary Survey of Franklin County
415
Extracts from Report on Cholera in Boston
425
Sanitary Survey of the Town of Lawrence
437
Sanitary Survey of the Town of Attleborough
458
Report of the Board of Health of Plympton
487
Report of the Board of Health of Lynn
498
Extracts from Quarterly Return of Registrar General
525
Forms proposed for Registration in Scotland
530
Registration Laws of Massachusetts
532
Books recommended for Sanitary Libraries
535
Table of Percentage and Equalities
540
INDEX
541

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