Scientific American; Supplement Volume 74

Scientific American; Supplement Volume 74

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...between the people and health authorities in the enforcing of all necessary health regulations should be secured. The attitude of the press toward radical, though absolutely necessary, health measures should be friendly, and not antagonistic or disparaging. The interests of the commercial organizations of the entire South must be aroused, and the fact must be impressed on them that discussion and truth as to sanitary shortcomings are better than the policy of concealment and silence often practiced in the past. The education of the people as a whole regarding the dangers of the rat should be conducted in the same manner as was the anti-mosquito campaign in New Orleans during the yellow fever epidemic of 1905. The measures necessary to secure the desired results would bo substantially as follows: The building laws of the various ports would have to be amended to provide that hereafter all structures should be made rat-proof--particular attention being given to the construction of floors and side walls and plumbing arrangements. Stables, private markets and places in which foodstuffs are kept should be given marked attention. Existing structures should be made rat-proof whenever deemed necessary, according to proper standards to be announced by health officials. Insanitary buildings or structures, or parts thereof, should be declared nuisances, and provisions made for the rectification of such conditions. Basements, back sheds and the open spaces beneath buildings should likewise be made rat-proof. Landlords should bo made to realize that proper rat-proofing of their property is an investment which will greatly enhance realty values. If necessary, the rat must be "built" out of the maritime cities of the South by the use of...
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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 36mm | 1,225g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236969499
  • 9781236969491