Proceedings, Volume 11

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Page 97 - Every sanitary or other local authority having sewers under their control shall give facilities for enabling manufacturers within their district to carry the liquids proceeding from their factories or manufacturing processes into such sewers : Provided that this section shall not extend to compel any sanitary or other local authority to admit into their sewers any liquid which would prejudicially affect such sewers, or the disposal by sale, application to land, or Otherwise, of the sewage matter,...
Page 120 - ... drain with the other. Under such circumstances it would be almost impossible to prevent builders and workmen from entering the sewers with their drains indiscriminately. Moreover if the duplicate sewers were not absolutely watertight, and the subsoil also watertight the fluid in one sewer would, by filtration and percolation, act and react upon the other sewer.
Page 20 - AN ACT to secure the Registration of Plumbers and the Supervision of Plumbing and Drainage in the Cities of New York and Brooklyn.
Page 150 - The hygienist cannot, moreover, look favorably upon a street covering consisting of a porous substance capable of absorbing organic matter, and by its own decomposition giving rise to noxious miasma, which, proceeding from so large a surface, cannot be regarded as insignificant. I am convinced that a city with a damp climate, paved entirely with wood, would become a city of marsh fevers.
Page 85 - ... although the Thames is far worse than the Lee ; and they say that immense numbers of the population of the towns throughout Great Britain are " daily exposed to the risk of infection from typhoidal discharges, and periodically, to that from cholera dejections." Contaminated Air and Soil. Virchow has concluded from his investigations,* that the level of the ground-water does not in all cases bear a definite relation to the prevalance to typhoid fever, and never unless the soil is polluted. He...
Page 120 - ... drains must interlace the duplicated sewers, the foul- water drain communicating with one the surfacewater drain with the other. Under such circumstances it would be almost impossible to prevent builders and workmen from entering the sewers with their drains indiscriminately. Moreover if the...
Page 52 - The propagation of certain epidemic diseases, especially cholera, enteric fever, and diarrhoea, among communities, as the result of excremental pollution of air and water, is one of the best established facts of sanitary medicine. It is a fact which has been admitted for over a century, and still various inquiries of this department (themselves affording repeated evidence of its truth and importance) are showing that it remains without practical recognition by a large proportion of...
Page 38 - Lords, except to thank you for the kindness with which you have listened to these observations.
Page xx - Vice-Presidents, one for Honorary Secretary, and fifteen for Ordinary Members of Council. In addition to these each Member of the Association shall be at liberty to nominate one Member for the Council, but in the event of the lastnamed Nominations exceeding fifteen, the Council shall reduce them to that number, so as to leave thirty names in all from which to elect the required number of Ordinary Members of Council. Members' Nominations must be in the hands of the Secretary on or before the 20th...
Page 85 - Britain at about fifteen millions, the remaining twelve millions of country population derive their water almost exclusively from shallow wells, and these are, so far as our experience extends, almost always, horribly polluted by sewage and by animal matters of the most disgusting origin.

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