Annual Report on the Vital Statistics of Massachusetts: Births, Marriages, Divorces and Deaths..., Volume 36, Part 1877

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Page xcix - NOTE. Previously to the adoption, in the Registration Report of 1855, of the present NOSOLOGICAL ARRANGEMENT of Tables IX. and X., the term " Infantile " in those Tables included under a single designation not only all deaths returned under the several heads " Infantile," " Premature," or " Premature Births," but also all ascribed to " Debility " or " Unknown " causes, if under two years of age.
Page clviii - Commonwealth, shall, before their marriage, cause notice of their intention to be entered in the office of the clerk or registrar of the city or town in which they propose to have the marriage solemnized...
Page cliii - ... and the date of the record ; In the record of marriages, the date of the marriage, the place of marriage, the name, residence, and official station of the person by whom married, the names and the places of birth of the parties, the residence of each, the age and color of each, the condition of each (whether single or widowed), the occupation, the names of the parents, and the date of the record...
Page clviii - The clerk or registrar shall deliver to the parties a certificate under his hand, specifying the time when notice of the intention of marriage was entered with him, together with all facts in relation to the marriage required by law to be ascertained and recorded, except those respecting the person by whom the marriage is to be solemnized.
Page clvi - ... city or town, or a copy of such record duly certified, shall be received in all courts and places as presumptive evidence of such marriage.
Page clx - IN MASSACHUSETTS. The following plan of a Nomenclature and Classification of Diseases does not essentially differ from that authorized by the Registrar-General of England, to be used in the preparation of the ""Weekly Return of Births and Deaths in London...
Page clxi - Mortification, . ORDER 2. — Tubercular. II. 2. — 1. Scrofula, 2. Tabes Mesenterica, 3. Phthisis (Consumption of Lungs,) 4. Hydrocephalus, .... CLASS III. LOCAL DISEASES. ORDER 1. — Nervous System. III. 1.— 1. Cephalitis 2. Apoplexy, .... 3. Paralysis, .... 4. Insanity, .... 5. Chorea, .... 6. Epilepsy, .... 7. Tetanus, .... 8. Convulsions, 9. Brain Diseases,* fyc., . SUPPLEMENTAL LIST.
Page clix - ... burial or removing the body. Such certificate shall state that the facts required by this chapter have been returned and recorded ; and no clerk or registrar shall give such certificate or burial permit until the certificate of the cause of death has been obtained from the physician, if any, in attendance at the last sickness of the deceased, and placed in the hands of said clerk or registrar ; and in cities and towns where...
Page clvi - He shall also between the first and tenth days of each month return a copy of the record for the month next preceding, to the clerk or registrar of the city or town in which the marriage was solemnized, and shall when neither of the parties to...
Page clix - Upon application, the chairman of the local board of health, or any physician employed by any city or town for such purpose, shall sign the certificate of the cause of death to the best of his knowledge and belief, if there has been no physician in attendance. He shall also sign such certificate, upon application, in case of death by dangerous contagious disease, or in any other event when the certificate of the attending physician cannot for good and sufficient reasons be early enough obtained....

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