University of Toronto Studies; History and Economics Series Volume 2, Nos. 1-4

University of Toronto Studies; History and Economics Series Volume 2, Nos. 1-4

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...for at least five years. The members of the board are appointed for a period not exceeding three years. The president receives an annual indemnity of $400; the secretary an annual salary of $2,400. The duties of the board consist in preparing and studying vital and medical statistics, in making sanitary investigations, either directly or through municipal councils, in establishing, supervising, and advising local boards of health, and in distributing practical informationthroughouttheprovince upon matters of health and disease. The board has power to make, amend and repeal by-laws for the promotion of public health, and the prevention of disease, and when the local bylaw is contrary to that of the provincial board the latter prevails. By a recent statute2 the law respecting public health has been amended and consolidated, and among the important subjects included in the new law are provisions relating to drinking-water (no aqueduct or intake for which can be established without the approval of the board), and the inspection of food and drink, regulations respecting contagious diseases, the enactment of by-laws for the maintenance of health in industrial establishments, vaccination, vital statistics, and prosecution for infractions of the law. The appointees to the board of health are men of repute and activity, but it is clear from the reports included in the 1 Mun. Code, arts. 607 et seq. 2 1 Edw. VII. ch. 19. sessional papers printed by the legislature that a stricter enforcement of the law which requires local municipalities to report to the central authorities is necessary for complete efficiency. For example, the recorder of statistics remarks in one place: "So many municipalities have neglected to send in a report of births more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236802357
  • 9781236802354