Report of a general plan for the promotion of public and personal health (Google eBook)

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Dutton & Wentworth, state printers, 1850 - Public health - 544 pages
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Contents

n General Board of Health recommended
111
Composition of the Board of Health
112
Secretary of the Board of Health
114
Local Boards of Health recommended
115
Officers of Local Boards of Health
121
Compulsory Measures
122
Books for the use of Boards of Health 12
125
Printing and exchanging Documents 12S XII Census or Enumeration of the Inhabitants
126
Alteration of the State Constitution
133
Registration of Births Marriages and Deaths
135
Atmospheric Observations
143
Causes of Disease and Causes of Death
149
Laying out new Towns
153
Public Buildings regulated
162
Manufactories and Private Dwellings
164
Public Squares and Ornamental Trees
166
Millponds and Stagnant Water
168
Observations concerning Sickness in general
171
Observations concerning Sickness in Schools
178
Periodical and Special Vaccination 17
182
Abatement of Nuisances Page
183
Sanitary Evils of Intemperance
184
Insane and Idiotic Persons
185
Emigrant Ships and Seamen
196
Quarantine Regulations
200
Sanitary Associations recommended
206
Tenements for the Laboring Classes
207
Public Baths and Washhouses
209
Refuse of Towns for manure
212
Abatement of the Smoke Nuisance
218
Adulterated Food and Drugs
220
Establishments for the Education of Nurses
224
Education in Sanitary Science
228
Professional Records of Physicians
232
Clergymen interested in Public Health
234
Sanitary Observations in Families
235
Sanitary Science useful to fathers and mothers
238
Personal Sanitary Examinations
241
Because it is a practical measure
242
Interferes with Providence 294 10 People have not time to attend to it
294
Closing Appeal 1 To physicians 298 2 To clergymen 298 3 To educated men 299 4 To the wealthy and phi lanthropic 300 5 To the people 301 6 To...
303
To the State
304
BILL RECOMMENDED FOR ENACTMENT Page
307
APPENDIX
323
H Great Sanitary Act of June 22 1797
326
Revised Statutes relating to Public Health
332
ByLaws and Ordinances of Boston prior to 1800
339
Regulations of the first Board of Health
341
Health Ordinances passed in Boston August 20 1850
342
VH Correspondence with the Medical Society
351
VI11 Circular relating to a Sanitary Survey
358
Circular of the American Medical Association
365
Sanitary Organization proposed by Dr Simon
366
Duties of Officers of Public Health
368
Instructions relating to a Census Schedule
375
Communication from William C Bond
379
Atmospheric Observations in England
381
Nomenclature and Classification of Causes of Death
389
Communication from W H Duncan M D of Liverpool
394
Regulations for Vacant Houses
399
Tenements for the accommodation of the Laboring Classes
400
Schedules for Observations concerning Sickness
404
Form for a Register of Medical Cases
407
Communication from New Orleans
410
Sanitary Survey of Franklin County
415
Extracts from Report on Cholera in Boston
425
Sanitary Survey of the Town of Lawrence
437
278
447
297
454
Sanitary Survey of the Town of Attleborough
458
Report of the Board of Health of Plympton
487
XXVni Extracts from Quarterly Return of Registrar General
525
Forms proposed for Registration in Scotland
530
Registration Laws of Massachusetts
532
Books recommended for Sanitary Libraries
535
XXXn Table of Percentage and Equalities
540
Ihdex
541

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Page 305 - There she is ! Behold her and judge for yourselves. There is her history ; the world knows it by heart. The past at least is secure. There is Boston and Concord and Lexington and Bunker hill; and there they will remain forever.
Page 46 - ... :That the various forms of epidemic, endemic, and other disease caused, or aggravated, or propagated chiefly amongst the labouring classes by atmospheric impurities produced by decomposing animal and vegetable substances, by damp and filth, and close and overcrowded dwellings prevail amongst the population in every part of the kingdom, whether dwelling in separate houses, in rural villages, in small towns, in the larger towns -as they have been found to prevail in the lowest districts of the...
Page 47 - That the annual loss of life from filth and bad ventilation is greater than the loss from death or wounds in any wars in which, the country has been engaged in modern times.
Page 61 - What this disease was, that so generally and mortally swept away, not only these but other Indians, their neighbours, I cannot well learn. Doubtless it was some pestilential disease. I have discoursed with some old Indians, that were then youths; who say, that the bodies all over were exceeding yellow, describing it by a yellow garment they showed me, both before they died, and afterwards.
Page 537 - A Dictionary of Practical Medicine : Comprising General Pathology, the Nature and Treatment of Diseases, Morbid Structures, and the Disorders especially...
Page 533 - In the record of births, the date of the birth, the place of birth, the name of the child, (if it have any,) the sex and color of the child, the names and...
Page 327 - Whenever, on the application of the board of health, it shall be made to appear to any justice of the peace, that there is just cause to suspect that any baggage, clothing or goods, of any kind...
Page 57 - As health is essentially necessary to the happiness of society ; and as its preservation or recovery is closely connected with the knowledge of the animal economy, and of the properties and effects of medicines; and as the benefit of medical institutions, formed on liberal principles, and encouraged by the patronage of the law, is universally acknowledged: Be it therefore enacted...
Page 133 - A census of the legal voters of each city and town, on the first day of May, shall be taken and returned into the office of the secretary of the commonwealth, on or before the last day of June, in the year one thousand [EIGHT HUNDRED AND...
Page 320 - If the owner or occupant shall not comply with such order of the board of health, the board may cause the said nuisance, source of filth, or cause of sickness, to be removed; and all expenses incurred thereby, shall be paid by the said owner or occupant, or by such other person as shall have caused or permitted the same.

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