Sanitation and Hygiene for the Tropics: Book One, Primer of Sanitation for the Tropics--book Two, Physiology and Hygiene for the Tropics

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World Book Company, 1916 - Tropical medicine - 434 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 - 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 using. 9. Keep the place in which you live, the ground under the house, and everything...
Page xiv - It is in the power of man to cause all parasitic diseases to disappear from the world...
Page 375 - A person is black-eyed, browneyed, or blue-eyed, according to the pigment in his iris. The Function of the Iris. The function of the iris is to regulate the amount of light that enters the eye.
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 285 - ... from the right auricle into the right ventricle; from the right ventricle by the way of the lungs into the left auricle; thence into the left ventricle and aorta; whence by the arteries at large through the pores or interstices of the tissues into the veins, and by the veins back again with great rapidity to the base of the heart.

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