What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
aforesaid aldermen amount annual appointed ascertain atmosphere average age births Board of Health Boston causes of disease cellars census cent cholera circumstances common consumption contagious containing court died district dollars dropsy duty dwelling-house dysentery Edwin Chadwick endemic England enumerated epidemic established evils exist expense facts fatal feet females fever filth habits inches infected inhabitants interment labor laws Liverpool living lodging-houses males marriages Massachusetts Massachusetts Medical Society matter mayor and aldermen means measles measures mills month mortality necessary nuisance number of deaths number of persons observations obtained occupant owner paupers period physician population prevailed prevent privy proper public health purpose recommend records registered regulations relating removed Repealed sanitary condition sanitary science sanitary survey scarlatina schools Scrofula Sect selectmen sewers sickness small-pox street suffered tenement tion town typhus typhus fever vault vessel whole number
Page 305 - There she is ! Behold her and judge for yourselves. There is her history ; the world knows it by heart. The past at least is secure. There is Boston and Concord and Lexington and Bunker hill; and there they will remain forever.
Page 46 - ... :That the various forms of epidemic, endemic, and other disease caused, or aggravated, or propagated chiefly amongst the labouring classes by atmospheric impurities produced by decomposing animal and vegetable substances, by damp and filth, and close and overcrowded dwellings prevail amongst the population in every part of the kingdom, whether dwelling in separate houses, in rural villages, in small towns, in the larger towns -as they have been found to prevail in the lowest districts of the...
Page 47 - That the annual loss of life from filth and bad ventilation is greater than the loss from death or wounds in any wars in which, the country has been engaged in modern times.
Page 61 - What this disease was, that so generally and mortally swept away, not only these but other Indians, their neighbours, I cannot well learn. Doubtless it was some pestilential disease. I have discoursed with some old Indians, that were then youths; who say, that the bodies all over were exceeding yellow, describing it by a yellow garment they showed me, both before they died, and afterwards.
Page 537 - A Dictionary of Practical Medicine : Comprising General Pathology, the Nature and Treatment of Diseases, Morbid Structures, and the Disorders especially...
Page 533 - In the record of births, the date of the birth, the place of birth, the name of the child, (if it have any,) the sex and color of the child, the names and...
Page 327 - Whenever, on the application of the board of health, it shall be made to appear to any justice of the peace, that there is just cause to suspect that any baggage, clothing or goods, of any kind...
Page 57 - As health is essentially necessary to the happiness of society ; and as its preservation or recovery is closely connected with the knowledge of the animal economy, and of the properties and effects of medicines; and as the benefit of medical institutions, formed on liberal principles, and encouraged by the patronage of the law, is universally acknowledged: Be it therefore enacted...
Page 133 - A census of the legal voters of each city and town, on the first day of May, shall be taken and returned into the office of the secretary of the commonwealth, on or before the last day of June, in the year one thousand [EIGHT HUNDRED AND...
Page 320 - If the owner or occupant shall not comply with such order of the board of health, the board may cause the said nuisance, source of filth, or cause of sickness, to be removed; and all expenses incurred thereby, shall be paid by the said owner or occupant, or by such other person as shall have caused or permitted the same.