Public health reports (1881)

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Surgeon General, 1889
 

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Page 107 - Treasury to prevent the Introduction of contagious or Infectious diseases Into the United States...
Page 317 - Sea is about twentyfive miles from east to west, and ten miles from north to south.
Page 308 - Sixth — -To make regulations to secure the general health of the inhabitants, and to prevent and remove nuisances.
Page 108 - ... transportation of the poisons of these preventable diseases in vessels bound for the United States; and consular officers for the United States are directed to put themselves into communication with the health authorities of their respective stations, and from the information obtained from such authorities, or from other reliable sources where no regularly constituted health authorities exist, to prepare and transmit by the mails to the Department of State, for the information of the Surgeon-General...
Page 99 - April 29, 1878, and appropriation acts authorizing the President to maintain quarantine at points of danger, the President has determined to establish, by means of the vessels of the Revenue Marine, a national patrol of the coast of the United States, so far as it may be practicable under existing law and consistent with the performance of the other duties confided to that Service.
Page 54 - Mediterranean or other ports known or suspected to be infected with cholera, or which may hereafter become infected, shall be subjected to maritime sanitation and such detention as the board of health may determine. Vessels arriving from the above named ports and places, and belonging to the second, third, or fourth class, as set forth in the foregoing schedule, shall not be allowed to pass the Rigolets...
Page 48 - ... is the duty of Congress to so regulate commerce as to prevent the introduction of contagion from foreign countries into the United States, and has therefore reported with favorable recommendation, an original bill providing for the establishment of seven thoroughly equipped quarantine stations in addition to the one already provided for at the mouth of the Mississippi river...
Page 118 - OF DRY AND MOIST HEAT. While these two processes of sanitary treatment of the vessel are going on, all bedding, ship's linen, cushions, mattresses, flags, mosquito nets, curtains, carpets, rugs, all personal baggage and wearing apparel of whatever description, are removed from the ship to a commodious building in close proximity (see Plate 5), in which these articles are treated by moist heat at a temperature of not less than 230 degrees F.
Page 120 - ... not permitted to go into the heated chamber. Time required to charge chamber with apparel for disinfection, thirty minutes ; time required for moist heat, twenty minutes ; for removal of articles, fifteen minutes ; a total of sixtyfive minutes. A large steamship, particularly a passenger vessel, may require two or three charges of the chamber. Amount of coal consumed, from two to four barrels per vessel. In the summer of 1885 we devised and put up a chamber of the above general plan, but wholly...
Page 107 - That whenever any infectious or contagious disease shall appear in any foreign port or country, and whenever any vessel shall leave any infected foreign port, or, having on board goods or passengers coming from any place or district infected with cholera or yellow fever, shall leave any foreign port, bound for any port in the United...

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