Annual report of the State Board of Health of the State of Rhode Island. 1889

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E. L. Freeman, 1890

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Page 153 - an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure...
Page 5 - 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 78 - 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 until...
Page 79 - Soiled underclothing, bed linen, etc. : 1. Destruction by fire, if of little value. 2. Boiling for at least half an hour. 3. Immersion in a solution of mercuric chloride of the strength of 1 : 2000 for four hours.
Page 195 - ... do all in their power to ascertain the causes and the best means for the prevention of diseases of every kind in the state. They shall publish and circulate, from time to time, such information as they may deem to be important and useful for diffusion among the people of the state...
Page 80 - ... solution of carbolic acid, 2 per cent. For the person. — The hands and general surface of the body of attendants, of the sick, and of convalescents...
Page 77 - Lime of the best quality* in soft water, in the proportion of four ounces to the gallon. Use one pint of this solution for the disinfection of each discharge in cholera, typhoid fever, etc. Mix well and leave in vessel for a least ten minutes before throwing into privy-vault or water-closet.
Page 80 - Mercuric chloride, 1 : 1000 ; recommended only for the hands, or for washing away infectious material from a limited area, not as a bath for the entire surface of the body. For the Dead.
Page 5 - RULE 4. The bodies of persons dead of diseases that are not contagious, infectious, or communicable, may be received for transportation to local points in same state ; when encased in a sound coffin or metallic case, and enclosed in a strong wooden box.

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