Annual Report (Google eBook)

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Health Department, 1903 - Public health
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Page 7 - SIR : In accordance with the requirements of law, I have the honor to submit the following...
Page 18 - Section 1. Be It Ordained by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, That Section 49 of Article 15 of the Baltimore City Code (1950 Edition), title 'Inspections, Weights, and Measures...
Page 84 - ... The serious and fatal lesions of smallpox are caused by the secondary infection from the skin and respiratory tract, and the infectious agent is usually the streptococcus pyogenes. This organism is so distributed throughout the lesions as to explain most of the visceral changes, such as thrombosis, local necrosis, and the various pulmonary changes. This streptococcic septicemia is the most striking feature of fatal smallpox, and if it were possible to overcome this condition by a special serum...
Page 199 - There seems to be a general disposition on the part of the Legislature to remove the capital from Detroit, and from the late movement we infer that the probabilities are much in our favor.
Page 19 - Whoever shall knowingly violate any of the provisions of this section or of any regulations established under this section shall be subject to a penalty of not more than $2,000 for each violation. In the case of any such violation on the part of the owner, charterer, agent, master, or person in charge of the vessel, such vessel shall be liable for the penalty and may be seized and proceeded against by way of libel in the district court of the United States in any district...
Page 78 - In some sections made from very early cases, the epithelial cells do not show any great injury, but the cutis is swollen and there is increased number of plasma cells in the lymph spaces and around the small blood vessels. The condition resembles the response to some injury and seems to be the first change in the si: in, since the various changes in the epithelial cells are not yet present.
Page 132 - ... fields with the one-twelfth-inch oil immersion lens and represent the average number of pus-cells in each field. The summary below will show at a glance the difference between cows kept under varying circumstances. They are graded according to the following conditions : No. i consists of one hundred cows in the country, kept in a well-ventilated stable with good roomy stalls, and good pasturage. They are fed while in the stable on bran, ground corn, and hay. The cows are curried and cleansed...
Page 165 - The milk in the udder of a cow in perfect health is absolutely free from microorganisms, but when the cows are suffering from disease the milk as it leaves the udder may contain the tubercle or other pathogenic organisms which may be, and generally are, the specific cause of the particular diseased condition. It is unquestioned that many diseases, such as scarlet fever, typhoid, tuberculosis, diphtheria, etc., are in very many cases conveyed by milk. Sources of infection...
Page 133 - ... any one cow was 158.5 to the field. The lowest in grade No. 3 was . i , and there were only 5 which gave this percentage, while in grade No. i there were 45. Seventy-five cows gave an average in grade No. i of less than one cell to the field, while in grade No. 3, out of 100 cows, there were 12 ; 93 cows out of 100 in grade No. i gave less than 5 cells to the field, while in grade No. 3, 38 gave this average ; 98 cows out of 100 in grade No. i, gave less than 10 cells to the field; in grade No....
Page 29 - Florida purple scale, recent reports of its spread in Southern California are very alarming. I would recommend the most radical measures in arresting its further spread. In conclusion, I beg to call your attention to the importance of having stricter quarantine laws; no plant or tree that is not free from insect pests or fungoid disease should be permitted to enter the State further than would be necessary to make an examination. Let us in our efforts determine that no more pests shall get a foothold...

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