Annual Report

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Printing Department, 1906
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Page viii - There were 27 deaths from measles during the year. The number of deaths of children under five years of age was 4,055, compared with 3,935 for the previous year, showing an increase of 120 deaths.
Page 72 - ... obtained, and may be spread over a given area. A space of about 4 sq. cm. is most convenient, being the right size to allow thorough emulsion of the sediment, with a drop or two of sterile water, and to permit drying into a thin, even smear. It is convenient to smear a number of samples consecutively on a long glass slide, which has previously been correctly spaced with a blue pencil. To obtain the sediment with the least disturbance, the stopper is first removed from the inner, or cream end;...
Page 38 - ... some proper person among the officers of the city, who shall be charged with the enforcement of this law. Such designation shall be made in January of each year, but shall be subject to change at any time. Section 4. The officer so designated may apply to the supreme judicial or superior court or to any justice thereof for an injunction to restrain the further operation of any furnace, steam boiler or boilers which are being operated in such a manner as to create a nuisance as herein defined;...
Page 38 - Boston dark smoke or dense gray smoke shall not be discharged or allowed to escape from any building or premises, except locomotive engines and plants furnishing power for public service corporations and plants burning wood exclusively, for more than six minutes in any one hour of the day or night except under a permit as hereinafter provided. Section 2. The board of health of the city of Boston shall be charged with the enforcement of this act in said city. Section 3. Whoever violates the provisions...
Page 38 - SECTION 1. In the city of Boston dark smoke or dense gray smoke shall not be discharged or allowed to escape from any building or premises, except locomotive engines and plants furnishing power for public service corporations and plants burning wood exclusively, for more than six minutes in any one hour of the day or night, except under a permit, as hereinafter provided.
Page 103 - ... to the Inspector of Milk in such detail as the Board of Health may require, and shall be approved by said Board ; and no milk except that derived from such cow shall be brought, kept, delivered, distributed, sold or offered for sale in said city.
Page 39 - ... of the law, for time in which to make constructive alterations or other changes by which the amount of smoke can be reduced, to comply with the law. In many instances no material alterations will be necessary to keep within the requirements, except that of securing proper and faithful stoking. In no instance has the board of health recommended any special device or kind of coal as a remedy. It has, however, emphasized the importance of sufficient boiler capacity and intelligent stoking as the...
Page 71 - ... inserted into their proper numbered receptacles in the disk, and centrifugalized for ten minutes, at a speed of from two to three thousand revolutions a minute. Thus in each tube, the whole sediment from a known quantity of milk is obtained, and may be spread over a given area. A space of about 4 sq. cm. is most convenient, being the right size to allow thorough emulsion of the sediment, with a drop or two of sterile water, and to permit drying into a thin, even smear. It is convenient to smear...
Page 39 - ... violation of the smoke law, to carefully identify the chimney from which the smoke issues, without entering buildings, when it can be avoided, and to neglect all talk about particular "smoke-consuming" devices and fuel. During the month of January, the inspectors reported violations of the law in 174 different places. Notices in all cases were sent by the board and responses made by representatives of the several hotels, stores, factories, office buildings, schools, colleges and various industries....
Page 71 - ... depth, fitted to hold twenty small glass tubes arranged radially. These tubes hold about 2 cc each, and are closed at both ends with rubber stoppers. The milk sample is thoroughly shaken, the tubes filled, stoppered, inserted into their proper numbered receptacles in the disk, and centrifugalized for ten minutes at a speed of from two to three thousand revolutions a minute. Thus in each tube the whole sediment from a known quantity of milk is obtained, and may be spread over a given area. A space...

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