Annual Report of the State Board of Health, Lunacy, and Charity of Massachusetts, Volume 2

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Rand, Abery, 1881 - Insanity
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Page cxii - ... or approved by the board or by the Executive Committee shall require the further approval of this Committee; it shall prepare or cause to be prepared and submit to the Board at its Autumn meeting an audited statement of the receipts and expenditures of the College for the previous college or fiscal year, and shall perform such other duties as the Board may from time to time determine. The Committee on Instruction, subject to the control of the Board, shall have general supervision of the instruction...
Page 37 - Marlborough, Maynard, . Medford, Melrose, Natick, Newton, North Reading, . Pepperell, . Reading, Sherborn, . Shirley, Somerville, . Stoneham, . Stow, .... Sudbury, Tewksbury, Townsend...
Page xxiv - The clerks of the appellate division shall make returns to the secretary of the state board of health, on or before the first day of March in each and every year, for the year ending on the thirty-first day of December preceding, of all the applications for divorce, showing the number...
Page cxi - ... secretary, who shall each hold office for one year and until his successor shall have been chosen. In the absence or disability of the chairman or secretary a chairman or secretary pro tempore may be chosen, as the Board may determine. 2. Regular meetings of the Board shall be held on the first Tuesday of each month, at such hour as the Board may designate, and unless otherwise ordered shall be holden at the office of the Board. Special meetings may be called at any time by the chairman, and...
Page xxviii - ... on page 5, the population for the middle of the year 1878 has been estimated to be approximately 1,667,200, which would give the following rates for that year : — Births . Marriages . Deaths ..... Excess of births over deaths 24-73 to 1,000 of population. 7-73 " " " 18-78 " " " 5-95 " " " The same assumed population would indicate one living child born to every 40 persons, one person in every 65 married, and one death in every 53 living. In the following table the population for 1850 and each...
Page xxx - Sex. — In 1878, the deaths of females exceeded the deaths of males by 702 : 15,284 of the latter having been reported, and 15,986 of the former (unknown 33). This proportion, 95-6 to 100, is chiefly due to the excess of females over males in the population (857,529 to 794,383, showing an excess of 63,146 in 1875 ; in 1865, the excess was 63,011, and in 1855, it was 32,301). In the three State-census years 1855, 1865 and 1875, the ratio of females to males in the population was respectively 105-87...
Page ix - They shall investigate and supervise the whole system of the public charitable and correctional institutions of the Commonwealth, and shall recommend such changes and additional provisions as they may deem necessary for their economical and efficient administration.
Page xxviii - ... during 1875, and only a few thousands in 1877; while the excess of births over deaths (9,935), it is thought, would cover all the increase for 1878. The fact that the present estimates of population are in the right direction is also borne out by a consideration of the vital statistics of the last four years, during which there has been a gradual annual decrease in the number of births from 43,996 to 41,238, and in deaths from 34,978 to 31,303 ; while the marriages for the four years have fallen,...
Page cxii - Indian descent ; and shall perform such other duties as the Board may from time to time assign him. He shall be under the immediate direction of the Committee on Charities, and report his doings to the Board monthly, and annually in the month of September shall furnish a resume of his work for the year.
Page xxxi - ... 3 11 17 161 898 1880 Average 80 48 146 251 31 15 133 704 fourth year seventh. Cancer has risen from tenth, eleventh, and twelfth places to eighth, as it was also in 1879. Cephalitis was tenth in 1879; bronchitis, as in 1880, eleventh. Typhoid fever showed an extraordinary decline from the fourth place in 1872, sixth in 1873, seventh in 1874, eighth in 1875 and 1876, ninth in 1877 and 1878, to thirteenth in 1879, and has now risen again to tenth. TABLE 61. — Mortality from Twelve Prominent Causes,...

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