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Página 245 - The results of these investigations have been published from time to time in the annual reports of the Board. It is...
Página 122 - ... within one hundred feet of any well, spring, or other source of water used for drinking or culinary purposes.
Página 123 - Earth privies and earth closets, with no vault below the surface of the ground, shall be excepted in 5 ; but sufficient dry earth or coal ashes must be used daily to absorb all the fluid part of the deposit, and the entire contents must be removed at least monthly.
Página 123 - That any person who shall wilfully violate any of the provisions of this Act, or of...
Página 10 - ... bacillus of tuberculosis, and of the ways in which it is communicated to man, to enable us to lay down rules with more positiveness than hitherto for the prevention of the disease. The source of infection is twofold : from tuberculous animals to man, and from one human being to another. The tuberculosis of animals and human consumption are of the same nature. From domestic animals there is danger of contracting the disease by the use of flesh, and especially by the use of milk from those which...
Página 244 - Whenever and wherever there is decomposition of organic matter, whether it be the case of an herb or an oak, of a worm or a whale, the work is exclusively done by infinitely small organisms.
Página 193 - But even these figures do not adequately express the benefit of antitoxin in laryngeal cases. Witness the fact that over one-half the laryngeal cases did not require operation at all. Formerly 10 per cent, of recoveries was the record for laryngeal cases not operated upon. Surely, if it does nothing else the serum saves at least •double the number of cases of laryngeal diphtheria that has been saved by any other method of treatment. The great preponderance of intubation over tracheotomy operations...
Página 200 - ... having caused the reported deaths. 3. Even very small quantities of air will cause severe disturbances and ultimate cessation of breathing in every animal experimented upon. These disturbances are entirely analogous to the symptoms reported as preceding the sudden deaths after antitoxin injections. Air is found alongside of the fluid in every syringe used for hypodermic injections, and being pressed under the skin with the fluid may readily come in contact with a punctured cutaneous vein and...
Página 122 - The collection of refuse matter in or around the immediate vicinity of any dwelling-house or place of business, such as swill, waste of meat, fish or shells, bones, decaying vegetables, dead carcasses, excrement. or any kind of offal that may decompose and generate...
Página 12 - To restrict the spread of infection. It should be impressed upon consumptive patients and other persons living with them, that the sputum (what they cough up) is dangerous and must be properly disposed of. The sputum should be received in a spit-cup or spittoon containing a little water or disinfecting fluid, and must never be spit upon floors, carpets, or received in handkerchiefs. If a disinfecting solution is used, corrosive sublimate is unsuitable, chloride of lime is efficient but irritates...

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