Annual Report of the State Board of Health of the State of Kansas, Volume 8

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State Board of Health, 1893
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Page 263 - This is true, for example, as regards the sulphate of iron or copperas, a salt which has been extensively used with the idea that it is a valuable disinfectant. As a matter of fact, sulphate of iron in saturated solution does not destroy the vitality of disease germs, or the infecting power of material containing them. This salt is, nevertheless, a very valuable antiseptic, and its low price makes it one of the most available agents for the arrest of putrefactive decomposition in privy vaults, etc.
Page 70 - ... a strong coffin or casket encased in a hermetically sealed (soldered) zinc, copper, or tin case, and all enclosed in a strong outside wooden box of material not less than one inch thick. In all cases the outside box must be provided with four iron chest handles.
Page 263 - Popularly, the term disinfection is used in a much broader sense. Any chemical agent which destroys or masks bad odors, or which arrests putrefactive decomposition, is spoken of as a disinfectant; and in the absence of any infectious disease it is common to speak of disinfecting a foul cesspool, or bad smelling stable, or privy vault.
Page 249 - Dr. Henry B. Baker, Secretary of the Michigan State Board of Health, a...
Page 263 - of the same class as that to which disease germs belong, and the agents which destroy the latter also destroy the bacteria of putrefaction, when brought in contact with them in sufficient quantity, or restrain their development when present in smaller amounts. "A large number of the proprietary 'disinfectants...
Page 70 - ... of mercury as above, and placed in a strong coffin or casket, and said 'coffin or casket encased in a hermetically sealed (soldered) zinc, copper, or tin case, and all enclosed in a strong outside wooden box of material not less than one inch and a half thick. RULE 3. In cases of contagious, infectious, or communicable diseases, the body must not be accompanied by articles which have been exposed to the infection of the disease.
Page 262 - Outer garments of wool or silk, and similar articles, which would be injured by immersion in boiling water or in a disinfecting solution : (1) Exposure to dry heat at a temperature of 110° C. (230° F.) for two hours.
Page 70 - State; when encased in a sound coffin or metallic case, and inclosed in a strong wooden box, securely fastened so it may be safely handled. But when it is proposed to transport them out of the State...
Page 235 - SECTION 1. Institutions for the benefit of the insane, blind, and deaf and dumb, and such other benevolent institutions as the public good may require, shall be fostered and supported by the State, subject to such regulations as may be prescribed by law.
Page 253 - The sizing used to lay on the colors of wall paper, fills the pores of the paper so as to nearly prevent the passage of air, even when we blow forcibly ; but with the additional paste used to fasten the paper on the wall, the papered wall becomes impervious to air. Over the plastered mouth of this pipe I have pasted some thin wall paper ; it is now dry, but you see I cannot blow the least air through it. A papered wall is a strangled wall so far as wall-respiration is concerned.

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