Annual report of the State Board of Health of Massachusetts. 1889

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Wright & Potter, 1890
 

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Page lv - When a physician knows that a person whom he is called to visit is infected with small-pox, diphtheria, scarlet fever or any other disease dangerous to the public health...
Page l - ... or any other disease dangerous to the public health, he shall immediately give notice thereof to the selectmen or board of health of the town ; and if he refuses or neglects to give such notice, he shall forfeit for each offence not less than fifty nor more than two hundred dollars SECT.
Page xxix - The attention now paid to public health is in a large degree owing to the careful collection of the statistics of births and deaths, and of the causes of death, made in England during the last forty years. It may truly be said indeed that not only all Europe, but gradually the entire world, has been influenced by the work of the registrar-general of England.
Page lv - ... or during a period of two weeks after the death, recovery, or removal of such sick person; and any pupil coming from such household shall be required to present, to the teacher of the school the pupil desires to attend, a certificate, from the attending physician or board of health, of the facts necessary to entitle him to admission in accordance with the above regulation.
Page lix - The boards of health in the several cities and towns shall cause a record to be kept of all reports received in pursuance of the preceding sections, and such record shall contain the names of all...
Page l - Michigan, 1871, as follows: (1734). SEC. 43. Whenever any householder shall know that any person within his family is taken sick with the smallpox or any other disease dangerous to the public health...
Page lix - ... occupied and the articles used by him shall be disinfected by such householder in a manner approved by the board of health. Any person neglecting or refusing to comply with either of the above provisions shall forfeit a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars.
Page lv - When a householder knows that a person within his family is sick of small-pox, diphtheria, scarlet fever or any other disease dangerous to the public health, he shall immediately give notice thereof to the selectmen or board of health of the town in which he dwells, and upon the death, recovery or removal of such person...
Page lx - Soiled under-clothing, 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 285 - The finger reach is the distance between the tips of the middle fingers when the arms are extended horizontally, the breast and arms being in contact with a wall.

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