Primer of Sanitation for the Tropics

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World Book Company, 1910 - Hygiene - 182 pages
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Page 177 - ... by the proper use of fire and hot water, which are at the disposal of everyone. To avoid cholera and prevent its spread observe the following precautions: 1. Boil all drinking water and place it while hot in covered vessels. Do not dip up the water when needed, but pour it into drinking cups, otherwise cholera germs may get into the water from the hands. 2. Do not touch drinking water or food with the hands unless they have just been washed in water that has been boiled. 3. Eat only cooked food....
Page 178 - All the dead should be embedded in lime and buried three feet under the surface. 13. Filth, or vomit, and the dejecta of the sick should be promptly cleaned up with boiling water and buried. 14. Clothes and bedding used by sick persons must either be burned or boiled. Do not wash any clothes near wells or springs nor permit surface water to run into any well or spring. 15. Municipal presidents and municipal councillors should enact these rules as ordinances and see that they are enforced.
Page 177 - Do not dip up the water when needed, but pour it into drinking cups, otherwise cholera germs may get into the water from the hands. 2. Do not touch drinking water or food with the hands unless they have just been washed in water that has been boiled. 3. Eat only cooked food. Avoid all fruits, raw vegetables, and raw fish. Dried fish may be made safe by thoroughly heating. Fruits may be made comparatively safe by dipping them a few seconds into boiling water. 4. Flies may carry cholera germs on their...
Page 178 - Fruits may be made comparatively safe by dipping them a few seconds into boiling water. 4. Flies may carry cholera germs on their feet from human excreta to food; therefore, to protect it from flies, cover all food immediately after it is cooked. 5. If cholera appears, build smudges under houses to drive flies away. 6. Boil all water used for diluting milk. 7. Cook all meats and fish thoroughly so as to heat the same throughout. 8. Keep kitchen and table dishes thoroughly clean and scald them before...
Page 178 - Keep kitchen and table dishes thoroughly clean and scald them before using. 9. Keep the place in which you live, the ground under the house, and everything pertaining to it, clean. 10. Outhouses, closets, and vaults can be made safe by putting in lime or carbolic acid. When this can not be done dejecta must be buried or thoroughly covered with earth. 11. Isolate all the sick. It is recommended that a house in each barrio be set aside for this purpose. 12. All the dead should be embedded in lime and...
Page 175 - Here, more than in any other area, "an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure.
Page 177 - These organisms are readily killed by heat and the disease may therefore be successfully combated by the proper use of fire and hot water, which are at the disposal of everyone. To avoid cholera and prevent its spread observe the following precautions: 1. Boil all drinking water and place it while hot in covered vessels. Do not dip up the water when needed, but pour it into drinking cups, otherwise cholera germs may get into the water from the hands. 2. Do not touch...
Page 177 - August zg, 1905. Cholera has reappeared in the city of Manila and its vicinity. This disease can be introduced into the system only through the mouth. It is caused by organisms too minute to be seen except with a microscope. These organisms are readily killed by heat, and the disease may therefore...
Page 14 - ... hair epidermis THE SKIN AND THE PUS-FORMING GERMS WE shall first study the germs that get into the body through the skin, and the diseases that they cause. The two layers of the skin. Look at Figure 8. This shows how a small piece of skin looks under the microscope. You can see that the skin has two layers. The outer layer is called the epidermis.
Page 104 - They may be killed by oiling the hair thoroughly with a mixture of equal parts of kerosene and coconut oil. This should be put on in the evening and washed off with soap and warm water in the morning.

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