Annual Report

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The 16th report, 1897 contains also the 1st annual report of the State Board of Medical Registration and Examination, 1897.
 

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Page 239 - THE PREVENTABLE CAUSES OF DISEASE, INJURY, AND DEATH IN AMERICAN MANUFACTORIES AND WORKSHOPS, AND THE BEST MEANS AND APPLIANCES FOR PREVENTING AND AVOIDING THEM.
Page 23 - Government having the righI to assume control in this matter, is not in duty bound to exercise it. In considering this subject I shall not scruple to avail myself of the admirable work already done, contained in the following papers, viz. : " Practical Recommendations for the Exclusion and Prevention of Asiatic Cholera,
Page 3 - Returned by the Auditor of State, with above certificate, and transmitted to Secretary of State for publication, upon the order of the Board of Commissioners of Public Printing and Binding.
Page 3 - Received by the Governor, examined and referred to the Auditor of State for verification of the financial statement. OFFICE OF AUDITOR OF STATE, INDIANAPOLIS, December 31, 1912. The within report, so far as the same relates to moneys drawn from the State Treasury, has been examined and found correct.
Page 25 - October, appointed a committee "to consider the present danger of the importation of cholera into this country, and to secure concerted action among the medical societies of the land in urging upon the State and National authorities the adoption of a uniform and efficient system of quarantine for all exposed ports.
Page 27 - The quarters should be kept thoroughly clean, and every surface upon which infectious material could possibly be deposited, including the floors, should be washed with a strong disinfectant twice daily, and oftener when necessary ; evacuations from the bowels should be passed into a strong disinfectant ; the hopper of the closet should be then flushed, and finally drenched with a quantity of the same disinfectant.
Page 25 - ... national health authority and legislation and the fact that, in such absence the maritime quarantines are controlled and administered by State and local authorities, resulting in diverse and frequently conflicting regulations and requirements and of necessity, in a tendency to limit precautions to their own individual interests, commercial as well as sanitary, which throw upon interior States the responsibility of fully informing themselves of the strength or weakness of these outposts in order...
Page 27 - As yet, no reference has been made to the crew, ship, and cargo. What has been said of the treatment of those under observation, applies to every one of the ship's inhabitants. The observation, isolation, and cleansing of the crew and their effects, could safely be performed aboard ship if necessary. The ship should be thoroughly cleansed and disinfected, particular attention being given to the quarters of the emigrants and crew.
Page 26 - ... c. The dead should be well wrapped in cloth thoroughly saturated in a solution of corrosive sublimate, 1 to 500, and without delay, cortege, or lengthy ceremonial, buried near the place of death in a deep grave, remote as possible from water which may, under any circumstances, be used for drinking, washing, culinary, or other domestic purposes. (Cremation, of course, is by far the safest way of disposing of cholera cadavers.)
Page 26 - ... person being required to use only his own bed ; there should be a common table of sufficient size to seat around it all the members of the group, who should be served their meals from a central kitchen, and with table furniture belonging to the station and cleaned by the common kitchen scullions. " g. Drinking-water, free from possible contamination and of the best quality, should be distributed in the quarters of each group, as it is needed, and in such a manner that it is received in drinking-cups...

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