Annual Report of the State Board of Health of the State of Rhode Island, for the Year Ending ..., Volume 12

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E.L. Freeman & Company, printers to the State, 1890
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Page 80 - Disinfection of Clothing. — Boiling for half an hour will destroy the vitality of all known disease germs, and there is no better way of disinfecting clothing or bedding which can be washed than to put it through the ordinary operations of the laundry. No delay should occur, however, between the time of removing soiled clothing from the person or bed of the sick and its immersion in boiling water, or in one of the following solutions; and no article should be permitted to leave the infected room...
Page 79 - ... diseases as well as of severe and fatal cases. It is probable that epidemic dysentery, tuberculosis, and perhaps diphtheria, yellow fever, scarlet fever and typhus fever may also be transmitted by means of the alvine discharges of the sick. It is, therefore, of the first importance that these should be disinfected. In cholera, diphtheria, yellow fever and scarlet fever, all vomited material should also be looked upon as infectious.
Page 207 - The blank forms required to carry out the provisions of this chapter shall, on application, be furnished by the secretary of...
Page 84 - The following Table will show the number and parentage of the children born in the State, and the variations of the same from year to year, in each of the last three years ; and also the number and variations occurring in two periods of five years each, and two of ten years each, from 1858 to 1887, inclusive : TABLE XXII.
Page 7 - Every dead body must be accompanied by a person in charge, who must be provided with a passage ticket and also present a full first-class ticket marked "Corpse...
Page 210 - The secretary of the state board of health may, from time to time, vary the forms of returns, and require such additional information as he may consider necessary to accomplish the object of this chapter. SEC.
Page 2 - The board shall take cognizance of the interests of life and health among the citizens of the state; they shall make investigations into the causes of disease, and especially of epidemics and endemics among the people, the sources of mortality, and the effects of localities, employments, conditions and circumstances on the public health...
Page 213 - Whenever a divorce is granted for adultery or crime on the part of the husband, the wife shall be entitled to dower in the same manner as if he were dead, unless the court shall decree alimony, chargeable upon the estate of the husband, instead of such dower. SEC. 8. Whenever a divorce shall be had for adultery, or for any of the causes aforesaid, done or committed on the part of the husband, the wife shall continue to hold all her property, real and personal, secured to her by law, free from any...
Page 173 - The following Table shows the number of decedents from diseases of the heart, in each divisional period of life, in each of the last forty years: TABLE LXXIX.
Page 209 - Undertakers and others making returns of deaths, as required by sections seven and nine of this chapter, shall receive for each full report of a death made to the town clerk, five cents in the cities of Providence and Newport, and ten cents in the other towns of the state.

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