Report of the Officers Volume 1

Report of the Officers Volume 1

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...are not as well educated in the matter of cleaning up and keeping clean their premises as they should be, nor do they see the great importance of so doing in its true light. It is safe to say that nine-tenths of all contagious diseases which infest our community emanate from these sources of filth. When people get thoroughly woke up to this matter, so much so that they will not only keep their own premises clean from all deleterious matter, but will not anon-vmously, but openly, and without fear, complain of their neighbors' careless neglect in this regard, then we may expect a healthier and better sanitary condition of the village. The Board made at the beginning of the year still more arbitrary and directory regulations in regard to sanitary matters. Those regulations in many cases have been openly violated. Such violations you say should have been followed up with prosecutionsThis would have been very unpleasant, besides many of them were made under peculiar circumstances; for instance, public funerals in cases of contagious diseases were strictly forbidden, still unbeknown to the Board they were in many cases allowed. Why, and by whom were they allowed? Certainly not by the Board of Health. Some say the doctors are to blame by not rendering timely certificates of death in such cases, to the undertakers who had charge of the funeral. The undertakers say they are not to blame because friends and parents request and even demand a public funeral, though death has been caused by the most virulent disease. As we apprehend in nearly all such cases, heads of families are to blame. Not in their right minds through grief, and not rightly understanding the importance of the matter, they insist that the funeral should be public. Doctors more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236902084
  • 9781236902085