Annual Report of the State Board of Health of Massachusetts, Volume 23

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State Board of Health of Massachusetts, 1892 - Public health
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Page 712 - To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in General Court assembled. The...
Page 729 - Whoever by himself or by his servant or agent, • or as the servant or agent of any other person...
Page 11 - ... provided, that no person shall be compelled to bear the expense of such consultation or advice, or of experiments made for the purposes of this act. All such authorities, corporations, firms and individuals are hereby required to give notice to said board of their intentions in the premises, and to submit for its advice outlines of their proposed plans or schemes in relation to...
Page xxxi - An act to prevent the manufacture and sale of clothing made in unhealthy places," by which it was attempted to bring under regulation the growing evil of the sweating system. This act was afterwards amended in 1892 and again in 1893.
Page xxiii - Thus a hard and fast rule, such as has been laid down in some districts where scarlatina has been present, that no child shall go to school from an infected house for three months after the disease has begun in that house, is not to be commended. It is indeed possible that under the circumstances of a particular...
Page xxxii - ... and every person so occupying or having control of any workshop as aforesaid shall, within fourteen days from the passage of this act or from the time of beginning work in any workshop as aforesaid, notify the chief of the district police or the special inspector appointed for that purpose, of the location of such workshop, the nature of the work there carried on and the number of persons therein employed.
Page 695 - ... given their assent to it, and that they will at times produce milk below standard. A bad season for hay-making is, in my experience, almost invariably followed by a particularly low depression in the quality of milk, toward the end of winter. Should the winter be of unusual severity and length, the depression will be still more marked. Long spells of cold and wet, as well as of heat and drought, during the time when cows are kept on pasture, also unfavorably influence the quality, and, I may...
Page xxxii - ... waists, purses, feathers, artificial flowers or cigars are being transported to this State, having been previously manufactured in whole or in part under unhealthy conditions, said inspector shall examine said goods and the condition of their manufacture, and if upon such examination said goods, or any of them, are found to contain vermin, or to have been made in improper places or under unhealthy conditions, he shall make report thereof to the...
Page xxxii - ... shall be subject to the inspection and examination of the inspectors of the district police, for the purpose of ascertaining whether said garments or any of them, or any part or parts thereof, are in cleanly condition and free from vermin and every matter of an infectious or...
Page xxiii - Absence of any child from school on the plea that it is suffering under one of the before-mentioned diseases, and absence of several children of one family from school at the same time, no matter what name be given to the complaint that keeps them at home, should be reported to the health officer. In practice it has been found that this notification of absentees has materially aided the local health officer in taking measures for the suppression of infectious disease, to the advantage alike of the...

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