Report, Volume 15

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1881/82-1882/83, 1936/38- include also the registration reports for 1881-1882, 1936/37-

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Page 108 - Whenever and wherever there is decomposition of organic matter, whether it be the case of an herb or an oak, of a worm or a whale, the work is exclusively done by infinitely small organisms. They are the important, almost the only, agents of universal hygiene; they clear away more quickly than the dogs of Constantinople or the wild beasts of the desert the remains of all that has had life; they protect the living...
Page 62 - ... set it on fire by hot coals or with the aid of a spoonful of alcohol, and allow the room to remain closed for twenty-four hours. For a room about ten feet square, at least two pounds of sulphur should be used ; for larger rooms, proportionally increased quantities.
Page 63 - In order that this document may do the greatest possible good, it is hoped that each one who receives it will not only make such use of it as will tend to disseminate most widely the suggestions and statements of fact contained therein, but will also act for the restriction and prevention of this disease in accordance wih its suggestions, and by other effective methods and measures.
Page 153 - ... for the LORD thy God •walketh in the midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, and to give up thine enemies before thee ; therefore 10 shall thy camp be holy : that he see no unclean thing in thee, and turn away from thee.
Page 62 - Afterward they should be hung in the open air, beaten, and shaken. Pillows, beds, stuffed mattresses, upholstered furniture, etc., should be cut open, the contents spread out and thoroughly fumigated. Carpets are best fumigated on the floor, but should afterward be removed to the open air and thoroughly beaten.
Page 59 - No. 1 (see page 61), and kept covered by the disinfectant three or four hours, and then buried in the earth where they cannot by any possibility find their way into wells, springs, or brooks. They should never be allowed to mingle with any kind of filth, in a privy or elsewhere. The clothing, both of bed and patient, should be disinfected by dropping it into a tub containing several gallons of Solution No.
Page 61 - ... 5. Order and secure the disinfection of all articles of clothing or bedding that have been soiled by discharges from the patient. 6. Secure the cooperation of the people in the prevention of this disease, by teaching them its modes of spreading, the best methods for its prevention, and the greater importance of efforts for its prevention in times of drought and low water in wells.
Page 61 - For a free and general use in privy vaults, sewers, sink-drains, refuse heaps, stables, and wherever else the odor of the disinfectant is not objectionable, this is one of the cheapest and most effective disinfectants and germicides available for general use. It should be used so freely as to wet everything required to be disinfected. Its odor does not disinfect — only covers up other odors. Solution No. 2. Corrosive sublimate, one ounce ; permanganate of potash, one ounce ; water, eight gallons....
Page 60 - If connected with the sewer, see that the plumbing is in good order and all fixtures properly trapped. 3. Order and enforce the disinfection of all discharges from the bowels of patients sick with typhoid fever. It is safest that the discharges of all persons who have diarrhea shall be disinfected.* 4. Disinfect the contents of the privy on the premises, or any other that has been used by the patient, f * For this purpose use disinfectant No.
Page 60 - After a death or recovery from cholera, the room in which there has been a case of cholera, whether fatal or not, should, with all its contents, be thoroughly disinfected by exposure for several hours to strong fumes of burning sulphur, and then it should for several hours, if possible for days, be exposed to currents of fresh air.

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