Public Health Volume 1-8

Public Health Volume 1-8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...have much diffi culty in this respect. We also have physicians who give these powders, and call it vaccination, and we were inclined to exclude such children, but a consultation with the State Board of Health showed us we had better let well enough alone. Mr. I. A. McLaughlin, Allegheny: --I do not think we had better interfere with the law. At present the law is good as far as it goes. It is dangerous to attempt to modify. If we cannot enforce the laws we have, and attempt to change them, we run up against a physician who is not in sympathy with such laws, and we are in hot water. I make the best of the law, sometimes twisting to make it fit. But you can bring the people up to the law. The law is plain enough. The school board is responsible for the admission of children not successfully vaccinated, and we can work on such boards. No physician's certificate is accepted by our oflice; it must be the certificate of our office. S. A. Bockius, M.D., Columbia: --Children must be vac_cinated, and unless proof is shown of a successful vaccination, it must be repeated. Now to vaccinate a child and wait to see if it is successful is not in the law. There is nothing in the law to prevent a child attending school before finding out if the operation is successful. We would have to wait a week or ten days. A sore arm does not mean successful vaccination. Mr. Crosby Gray, Pittsburg: --The chair desires to read Section I2 of the act referred to: "All principals or other persons in charge of schools as aforesaid are hereby required to refuse the admission of any child to the schools under their charge or supervision, except upon a certificate signed by a physician, setting forth that such child has been successfully vaccinated, or that it has...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236972228
  • 9781236972224