Report of the Board of Health of the City and Port of Philadelphia. 1897

Report of the Board of Health of the City and Port of Philadelphia. 1897

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...This section of the city, with few exceptions, is in an excellent condition. The prevention of pollution of the Schuylkill river has been continued. A communication from the Chief Engineer of the Bureau of Water, complaining of the pollution of the Schuylkill water by parties along the canal at Manayunk, depositing offal, etc., was investigated and cautionary notices served upon all the mills, factories, dwellings and stores, prohibiting such practice. Slaughter Houses. An inspection of slaughter houses, of which there are in active operation two hundred and three (203), finds these establishments generally well conducted. But four (4) were found to be in such condition as to require official action, one of which has been directed to be closed and the business discontinued. Cemetery Vaults. The annual inspection of cemetery vaults, made after May 1st, evidences care on the part of superintendents of cemeteries in the observance of the rules of the Board of Health. Privy Cleaning. The inspectors of privy cleaning report having visited seventeen hundred and thirty-eight (1,738) premises where odorless apparatus were in operation. With the exception of three trivial complaints, there appears to have been no violation of the rules. Privy Wells. The abondonment of privy wells that having become in such condition that the mere removal of the contents does not abate the nuisance, progresses gradually, under notice of this Division. Wells have been abandoned to the number of six hundred and twenty-three (623) under notice of this Bureau. Lodging Houses. During the year one hundred and three (103) licenses were issued for the keeping of lodging houses, an increase of twenty (20) over last year. These houses are inspected frequently, and considering the...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236633032
  • 9781236633033