Progress Report of Public Health in Wisconsin Volume 8, Pts. 1882-1884

Progress Report of Public Health in Wisconsin Volume 8, Pts. 1882-1884

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...has had any sickness whatever. Further, I inquired of the physician in attendance what steps should be taken in the matter to guard against the spread of the disease, and also how long a time must elapse before we could safely mingle or associate with others. All his instructions were faithfully carried out, and rigidly adhered to. Our home has been thoroughly fumigated and disinfectants have been freely used. We have met with our neighbors and they with us; in fact the children of the District Clerk have met with mine at church aud elsewhere. Such being the case why not be permitted to send the children to school? I have no desire to violate any law, or to jeopardize the lives or health of my neighbors, but I should like to be justly dealt with. Very refpectfully yours, etc., These two communications were answered in their order as follows: Correspondence. Appleton, May 11, 1883. To, District Clerk: Dear Sir--Hon. Robert Graham, state superintendent, has forwarded to this office your communication of the 10th inst. In answer to your questions we have to say: First. That the board of health of any towu, village or city has ample power todo whatever in the exercise of its best judgment may be necessary to prevent the spread of Scarlet Fever or any similar disease in the territory under its jurisdiction, and that in all probability the regularly appointed health officer of any town, as the executive of the local health board, would be sustained by the courts in any action he might take officially for th3 same purpose, even though he were not specifically instructed by the board. Under the circumstances described by you, the better course would be for the local board of health to organize promptly, to appoint a health officer, and to adopt more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236621905
  • 9781236621900