The Annals of Hygiene Volume 3-4

The Annals of Hygiene Volume 3-4

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...the Secretary and probably of every medical member of this Board in which mothers have attempted to treat what they ignorantly supposed to be measles, without "sending for the doctor," and have been the unintentional though not innocent means, of sending scarlet fever forth on its errand of death to many a home. Much difficulty was experienced in a number of cases during this outbreak in inducing the friends or family of patients to allow them to be removed to the Municipal Hospital, when in the judgment of the officers of the Board of Health of the City, public safety demanded it. In order to settle the question of the right of the Board to enforce its orders in this matter, the Secretary addressed a note to Attorney General Kirkpatrick requesting an official opinion. Such opinion was promptly given and sustained the power of the Board to the fullest possible ertent Such decisions having now been given both in the Eastern and the Western metropolis of the Commonwealth, there can 08 no reasonable doubt that a local Board of Health in any part of the State would be sustained in using force, if necessary, in the removal of an infected person to the hospital for infectious diseases. The fact is simply, that in the presence of an epidemic, sanitary law, to be worth anything to the community, must be as absolute and untrammeled as martial law. As has been said, this outbreak is now apparently at an end, there being only a straggling case now and theu, but the possibility of the survival of its germs in clothing or other effects which have ecsaped the action of the public disinfector makes the utmost vigilance necessary if the advent of cold weather with its attendant deficient ventilation, is not to stimulate them to renewed activity and...show more

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  • Paperback | 580 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,021g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236565207
  • 9781236565204