The Life of Hermann M. Biggs: M. D., D. SC., LL.D., Physician and Statesman of the Public Health
Lea & Febiger, 1929 - 432 pages
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Page 337 - The Members of the League agree to encourage and promote the establishment and co-operation of duly authorized voluntary national Red Cross organizations having as purposes the improvement of health, the prevention of disease and the mitigation of suffering throughout the world.
Page 345 - the science and the art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting physical and mental health and efficiency through organized community efforts for the sanitation of the environment, the control of community infections, the education of the individual in principles of personal hygiene, the organization of medical and nursing service for the early diagnosis and preventive treatment of disease, and the development of the social machinery which will insure to every individual in the community...
Page 11 - I am a part of all that I have met; Yet all experience is an arch wherethro' Gleams that untravell'd world, whose margin fades For ever and for ever when I move. How dull it is to pause, to make an end, To rust unburnish'd, not to shine in use ! As tho
Page 87 - The use of carpets, rugs, etc., ought always to be avoided. 3. Do not fail to wash thoroughly the eating utensils of a person suspected of having consumption as soon after eating as possible, using boiling water for the purpose.
Page 395 - Consumption is not always, as was formerly supposed, a fatal disease, but that it is 'in very many cases a distinctly curable affection. An individual who is well on the road to recovery may, if he does not with the greatest care destroy his sputum, diminish greatly his chances of recovery by self-inoculation. While the greatest danger of the spread of the disease from the sick to the well is in private houses and in hospitals, yet if this danger is thoroughly appreciated, it is for the most part...
Page 395 - ... transmission by direct contact. If, then, tuberculosis is not inherited, the question of prevention resolves itself principally into the avoidance of tubercular meat and milk, and the destruction of the discharges, especially the sputum, of tubercular individuals. As to the first means of communication, those measures of prevention alone answer the requirements which embrace the governmental...
Page 42 - Go home, and see that your towns and cities are freed from those causes and sources of contagion which, if allowed to remain, will breed pestilence and be fruitful in death, in spite of all prayers of a united but inactive people...
Page 104 - ... still contain the diphtheria bacilli. These experiments have led the Health Department to adopt the rule, that no person who has suffered from diphtheria shall be considered free' from contagion until it has been shown by bacteriological examination, made after the disappearance of the membrane from the throat, that the throat secretions no longer contain the diphtheria bacilli, and that until such examinations have shoi^n such absence all cases in boarding-houses, hotels and tenement-houses...
Page 330 - The Council may include as part of the expenses of the Secretariat the expenses of any bureau or commission which is placed under the direction of the League.
Page 103 - In many of these cases the patients were apparently well many days before the infectious agent had disappeared from the throat. These results show that in a considerable proportion of cases, persons who have had diphtheria continue to carry the germs of the disease in their throats for many days after all signs and symptoms of the disease have disappeared.