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The following form will be used for daily reports to the front office:

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The Notice Delivery Clerk must report promptly at 8 o'clock.

Tabulation Clerk.

The form followed will be that shown on the daily inspection sheet. The Tabulation Clerk must report in the morning at 8 o'clock. He will be a Clerk from the Regular Force, detailed on this special work.

Court Testimony. Notice-servers and re-inspectors will keep notes of their work (in the memorandum-book supplied for the purpose), in order to be prepared to give intelligent and accurate testimony in the recorders' courts.

Re-inspection of Pink Slips.

Will be made by members of the Regular Sanitary Force, selected for the purpose. They will receive their route of work from Mr. Will in the morning and report back to Mr. Will.

Re-inspection Slips.

All slips (white or pink) must be returned classified as to compliance (O. K.) and non-compliance, each division numerically arranged.

Non-compliance, in the case of vaults and cess-pools, will call for a final (three-days) notice prior to affidavit.

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Uniform courtesy to householders is expected of all employees, and all are warned against the use of liquor during working hours.

Penalty for l'iolation of Any of the Above Rules.

ist Offense-A fine of one day's pay.
2nd Offense-A fine of three days' pay.
3rd Offense-Dismissal from force.

N. B.-Rude manners or inebriation will be followed by instant dismissal from the service, without hope of reinstatement.

BACTERIOLOGICAL LABORATORY.

The Board through its Bacteriological Department offers diagnostic facilities in diphtheria, tuberculosis, malaria and typhoid fever.

The necessary material, with instructions as to proper methods of preparing specimens, can be secured at any of the depots provided by the Board, a list of which is sent to physicians.

Specimens must be sent direct to the Bacteriological Laboratory, corner Tulane avenue and Liberty street, before five o'clock.

Reports are sent out to physicians at ten o'clock the next morning. Information is transmitted by phone where possible.

REPORT OF BACTERIOLOGIST.

NEW ORLEANS, LA., January 1, 1908. Routine work of Bacteriological Laboratory of the Board of Health of the City of New Orleans, years 1906-1907:

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Total diphtheria examinations for 1906.
Total diphtheria examinations for 1907.

877 1112

Grand total

1989

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Total specimens of blood examined for typhoid during 1906. Total specimens of brood examined for typhoid during 1907.

Grand total

395 859

1254

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Total specimens of blood examined for Plas. Malaria during 1906. 143 Total specimens of blood examined for Plas. Malaria during 1907. 142

Grand Total

285

P. E. ARCHINARD, M. D.,

Bacteriologist.

FOOD INSPECTION DEPARTMENT.

Work in this department, since the organization of the present Board, has been one continuous and sustained effort to better the general food supply of New Orleans.

The service consists of a chief food inspector and veterinarian, a general clerk and bookkeeper, a collector of milk samples, two inspectors on bakeries, groceries, confectioneries, ice cream, etc., and twenty assistant food inspectors for the inspection and stamping or taggir.g of meat at the abattoirs and in the coolers of Western importers, and the surveillance of meat, fish, fowl, fruits and vegetables in public and private markets, hotels, restaurants, etc. One of the inspectors is delegated to assist the Collector of Milk Samples in his runs.

There is, besides, a special dairy inspection force, composed of six inspectors, one of whom also attends to the clerical work incident to the service. As soon as the right of the Board to test dairy cattle with tuberculin has been established, two qualified assistants will be appointed to the Chief Veterinarian, and the work of the dairy inspectors will be so adjusted as to include the rendering of assistance in the inspection of cow's, such as tagging, filling out descriptive records, and taking of temperature.

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