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Venereal disease work of the State
Department of Health, 503.
California reports, 316.
lence in Ohio, 300. Quarantine approved, California, 277. Recent progress in social hygiene work in
various sections, 73.
Case reports indicate progress, 383.
forcement of, 298.
ditions cases. occur, 284. Sufferer forbidden to handle food sup
plies, 333. War phases
Army reports progress in venereal dis
ease battle, 138. Social hygiene and the war, 514. Venereal diseases in army, navy and
community, 507. War's greatest credit item; you can
help increase it, 234. Ventilation -- Experiments in air-conditioning
the home, 457. Villages, Prevention of typhoid fever in small
towns and, 208; see also Administration,
First figures on 1017 mortality in Ohio, 319.
December, 1917, 122. Volunteer health workers, 135. Waggoner, Dr. C. W.- in service, 328; sec
also Toledo. War
aids study of cancer statistics, 36.
work, 318. Found hospitals for tuberculous soldiers,
161. Health officers in service, 328. increases ophthalmia neonatorum, 115. Inoculation of men assists search for
trench fever cause, 316.
57. 95, 282, 288, 330, 337, 378, 386, 442,
diers due to, 310.
Tuberculosis and the, 313.
increase it, 234.
lic health subjects, indexed herein under various topical headings, are considered in relation to the war; in this connection see especially Children's Year; In. dustrial hygiene; Tuberculosis; Venereal
diseases. Wassermann examinations See Venereal dis.
eases, Laboratory and, Water
gency cases, 37.
gerous, 144. Expert supervision necessary in water
purification, 448. purification as a factor in elimination of
urban typhoid fever, 200. purification positions are open, 476. Shipment of chemicals for purification ex
pedited, 95. Some water supply lessons in a typhoid
tion of carelessly constructed well, 269.
monthly reports; Typhoid fever. Wellston Prosecute quarantine violator, 136. Whooping cough
Cincinnati, 47, 327.
baby lives, 331.
100. regulations, 259 – compel quarantine of
tality figures, 384.
ference, 309. “Them's our sentiments," 278.
well have it now, 141.
able baby deaths ? 332.
dren's Year, 162.
tvphoid epidemic due to water supply,
Contagion hospital, 232.
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The Ohio Public Health Journal
Crowder Gives Facts Exponents of the "them-was-the-happy-days” On Draft Rejections school of thought have been busy for some
months, deploring what they said was the physical degeneration of the modern youth as demonstrated by the alleged large percentage of draft rejections because of bodily unfitness.
They have been accustomed to 'wind up their laments with the declaration that there was nothing of the kind back in the good old days of the Civil War draft.
"We never heard of anybody being turned down for physical reasons then," was the published remark of one of these Jeremiahs not long ago.
Now comes Provost Marshal General Crowder, director of all the draft machinery, and upsets all this reminiscent discussion with the aid of a few cold figures, contained in his report to the Secretary of War.
Of the 2,510,706 men examined on the first call, according to General Crowder, 730,756, or 29.11 per cent, were rejected on physical grounds. In the Civil War, he adds, the draft authorities rejected 31.69 per cent of the men summoned. In view of the advance in standards of medical diagnosis since the Civil War, declares General Crowder, the figures indicate a decided improvement in the physical condition of the young men of the nation.
All of which is most encouraging to public health workers of the country.
It has seemed almost incredible, when one considered the present wide scope of governmental work in the interest of public health, as compared with the almost absolute lack of such activity in the '60's, and when one considered the great advances of recent years in medical science, that the physical condition of the young man of today should not be at least as good as then. With direct evidence lacking, however, the health worker has had to remain silent and wonder whether, if ali these years of effort had resulted only in a loss of ground, it would ever be possible for the forces of right living to gain the upper hand.
Now, however, the evidence is at hand, presented by the most unimpeachable authority, and it shows a marked improvement in fifty years in the health of the nation's youth.
This presentation of the situation should spur on to increased effort every person engaged in the work of promoting the nation's health. Not content with the gain which has been made, every one in the health army ought to resolve that the next equal improvement shall be achieved in less than a half century.
And as one surveys the present scope of work, he can hardly doubt that this will be accomplished.
We are building from the ground up in child hygiene, we are educating the people to care for their bodies, we are providing nurses for the indigent and ignorant sick, we are making living conditions sanitary in both city and country, we are steadily lessening the danger of epidemic diseases, we have physicians who prevent as well as cure disease, and just now we are at last awakening to the need and possibility of stamping out the ages-old venereal disease curse.
May the critics of 1970 also be proved wrong when they say the nation's health is poorer than a half century before !
Tuberculosis Hospitals An important opportunity for getting accuas a War Measure rate information as to the prevalence of
tuberculosis among a large element of the population, and for following up many individual cases, is presented by the system of co-operation between the tuberculosis division of the State Department of Health and the military medical examiners.
The permanent value of the information, however, is lessened by the fact that in more than half of the state facilities for the care of the tuberculous are lacking.
To take advantage of its present opportunity, therefore, and also to prepare for the abnormal tuberculosis increase which can be expected to follow the return of our soldiers from the front, the State Department of Health is making special efforts to bring before the counties of the state the desirability of immediate action for the establishment of district tuberculosis hospitals.
Any two to ten counties are permitted by law to combine for the erection of a tuberculosis hospital. By this arrangement, efficient care for the tuberculous can be provided in a manner much more economical than if each county had to build and conduct its own hospital.
Every county commissioner owes it to his county to investigate thoroughly the possibilities of the district hospital, if his county is not already a member of an established district. Every commissioner ought