Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 19, No. 3

Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 19, No. 3

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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: ...on the Brantford Starch Factory Nuisance. 11. Annual Reports of Local Boards of Health. The progress of Sanitation in our Province during the last year, we may fairly consider to have been satisfactory, and the good work done by the numerous Local Boards most encouraging, afiording conclusive evidence of an increase of interest in tile minds of the people on matters connected with' public health. On the routine work of our Board it will be unnecessary to dilate, as the Secretary, in his report, will enter fully on the discussion of all matters that at the various quarterly and special meetings have occupied the attention of the members; but on a few points of great importance to the community at large, I purpose briefly commenting: --lst. On the establishment of a vaccine farm at Palmerston, under the supervision of the Board and subsidized by the Government, Dr. Stewart, of that town, being the Manager. The occasional but somewhat rare occurrence of death from smallpox after vaccination, erysipelas and cases of blood poisoning from the use of impure virus, have led to a distrust in the minds of many to the practise of vaccination, as the Medical Oflicers, during the epidemic of last year in the Province of Quebec, had, too frequently for success in stamping out the disease, occasion for observing. It therefore became the imperative duty of all State and Provincial Boards of Health to. endeavour to provide for the area of country under their charge vaccine virus to which no possible suspicion could attach. In view of the great importance of convincing the public that every possible precaution against impurity should be insisted on, it was deemed by our Board that the frequent supervision by the Secretary and one of our members...
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  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 431g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236863623
  • 9781236863621