State Board of Health Bulletin Volume 9-10; Tennessee

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General Books, 2012 - 224 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 Excerpt: ...adulteration is, in most cases, a crime deserving the severest punishment; it is fraught with danger, and is an important factor in the indrease of premature mortality, especially among children. Even when life is not immediately encang?red, a chronic intoxication is often produced that insidiously and irreparably undermines the health of many a human being, both young and old. Urgent appeals should be made to the press, to boards of health, boards of trade, and governments to raise their warning and protective influences to eradicate such criminal procedures. Municipal laboratories should be established throughout the land for the detection of such fraudulent doings, and justice should deal rigorously with all offenders." "Vaccine and Vaccination" was the title of an instructive paper by Dr. Ralph Walsh, of Washington, D. C. He advised vaccination at the age of six, and again at sixteen, or better still, to continue to vaccinate up to the point of saturation, "when the child would become absolutely impervious to either chicken-pox or small-pox." To secure the point of saturation, he suggested that children be vaccinated at six months of age or earlier, then each succeeding six months, until no result is obtained. The lymph should be used direct from the propagator, holding him responsible. The admixture of glycerine with vaccine lymph not only destroys all extraneous bacteria, but prolongs the activity of the lymph. Dr. G. P. Conn, of Concord, N. H., as Chairman of the Committee on Car Sanitation, reported: "It is now twenty years since the State Board of Health of Massachusetts instituted an investigation into the condition of passenger coaches. They found that the atmosphere of the ordinary coach contained from one to six ti...

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