Report, Volume 1

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Wisconsin State Board of Health, 1876 - Public health
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1902/04- include also reports on the vital statistics of the state. From 1906/08- these rports are compiled by the State Bureau of Vita Statistics.

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Page 77 - The means of preventing them are as much under the power of human reason and industry as the means of preventing the evils of lightning and common fire. I am so satisfied of the truth of this opinion that I look for the time when our courts of law shall punish cities and villages for permitting any of the sources of malignant fevers to exist within their jurisdiction.
Page v - They shall in the month of January, make report. to the legislature of their doings, investigations and discoveries during the year ending December thirty-first, with such suggestions as to legislative action as they may deem necessary.
Page vi - State, at least once a year to report to the State Board of Health their proceedings and such other facts required on blanks and in accordance with instructions received from said State Board. They shall also make special reports whenever required to do so by the State Board of Health.
Page iv - The persons so appointed shall hold their offices for seven years ; Provided, That the terms of office of the seven first appointed shall be so arranged that the term of one shall expire on the thirtieth day of December of each year, and the vacancies so created, as well as all vacancies occurring otherwise, shall be filled by the Governor, with the...
Page iv - The State Board of Health shall have the general supervision of the interests of the health and life of the citizens of the State.
Page vi - The members of the Board shall receive no compensation for their services, but their traveling and other necessary expenses, while employed on the business of the Board, shall be allowed and paid.
Page vi - Health shall have the general supervision of the interests of the health and life of the citizens of the State. They shall have charge of all matters pertaining to quarantine; and shall have authority to make such rules and regulations, and such sanitary investigations, as they may from time to time deem necessary, for the preservation or improvement of public health ; and it shall be the duty of all police officers, sheriffs, constables and all other officers and employes of the State, to enforce...
Page iv - They shall make sanitary investigations and inquiries in respect to the people, the causes of disease, and especially of epidemics, and the sources of mortality and the effects of localities, employments, conditions and circumstances on the public health; and they shall gather such information in respect to those matters as they may deem proper, for diffusion among the people.
Page iv - They shall especially study the vital statistics of this State, and endeavor to make intelligent and profitable use of the collected records of deaths and of sickness among the people; they shall make sanitary investigations and inquiries respecting the causes of disease, and especially of epidemics; the causes of mortality, and the effects of localities, employments, conditions, ingesta, habits, and circumstances on the health of the people.
Page v - ... the state. He shall collect information concerning vital statistics, knowledge respecting diseases, and all useful information on the subject of hygiene, and through an annual report, and otherwise, as the board...

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