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health department in planning and establishing such an enterprise.

It is an inhumane human being who would consciously sow the seeds of disease among children, who would engage in this modern form of the “slaughter of the innocents.” Cincinnati Times-Star.

Wants Certified Milk Dr. C. T. Nesbitt, Akron health commissioner, in a recent statement through the press, urged that some farmer or dairyman near Akron go into the business of producing certified milk for use in feeding babies. He offered the co-operation of the

Health Officers in Service Three city health officers of Ohio recently announced their approaching departure: from public health work to enter military service. They are Dr. C. W. Waggoner of Toledo, Dr. A. L. Jones of Lima and Dr. F. M. Sayre of Canton. Dr. Sayre has been commissioned a junior lieutenant in the Navy medical service. The two other health officers expect to enter the Army.

PUBLIC HEALTH NOTES FROM OVER THE STATE

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Pushcart vending of ice cream is of articles to inform the public reunder the health department's ban garding the work of the health dein Akron, following the discovery partment. of an old ordinance prohibiting such sales,

Arrangements to give free vac

cination to Hamilton residents have All persons employed in han

been made by that city's health audling food in Chillicothe hotels,

thorities. restaurants and boarding houses must submit to anti-typhoid inocu

Two men, claiming to represent lation, according to a recent order

the "Christian Health Institute, from United States Public Health

teachers of health, not builders of Service officials in charge of sanitation in the Camp Sherman zone.

disease," collected $45 from

Shelby County farmer Physical examination of such em

a ployees has been required for some

promise to cure his sons of hip dis

ease. When the police took a hand time.

in the transaction, they refunded

the money and departed. Huge flytraps, manufactured from packing-boxes at a small cost, are being distributed by the hun- The Akron health department dred over Cleveland, as a feature estimates its financial needs for of the city's 1918 fly prevention the year 1919 at $113,035. This campaign. Cash bounties are being amount exceeds the 1918 appropaid to children for killing flies. priations by about $35,000. Seven

ty percent of this increase is said Members of the Cambridge to be necessary because of the adboard of health are contributing to dition of eighteen new employees the newspapers of that city a series to the department's staff.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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The Department's Roll of Honor....
EDITORIALS – The Whooping Cough Situation and the Local Health

Officer — Negligence of Some Physicians Is Costing Baby Lives
Why Don't Communities Prevent Preventable Baby Deaths? — Schools
Must Be Equipped to Care for Children's Health - Venereal Disease
Sufferer Forbidden to Handle Food Supplies - Typhoid Prevalence Is
High but Much Can Yet Be Done — Be Ready for Poliomyelitis Epi-
demic if It Appears - People Anxious to Read Sex Hygiene Booklets —
Urban Hog-Keeping Again Calls Forth Protest — Three More De-
partment Men Enter War Service – Municipal Public Health Organi-
zation in Ohio - Now They Blame the Poor Horse for Typhoid
Fever

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Sanitary Control of Milk.....

338 Ohio's Tuberculosis Hospital Equipment..

339 Government Health Activities Combined..

348 First Figures on 1917 Mortality in Ohio.....

349 Insanitary Conditions Responsible for Another Rural Typhoid Epidemic.... 351 Report Publisehed on Sickness Survey...

352 Baby-Saving in Ohio During Earlier Half of 1918...

353 Municipal Public Health Organization. By ALLEN F. Gillihan, M. D...... 359 Army Lowers Death Rate from Disease.

363 Public Health Nursing Service - Report for June, 1918..

364 Give Expert Advice on Sanitary Bond Issues..

365 DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS BY DIVISIONS (JULY, 1918): Division of Communicable Diseases - Division of Public Health Edu

cation and Tuberculosis Division of Laboratories - Division of
Industrial Hygiene – Division of Sanitary Engineering - Bureau
of Publicity, Division of Administration...

:... 366 Foreign Babies Need Health Safeguards.....

373 HEALTH OFFICERS' ROUNDTABLE — Prepare for Smallpox -- Bid

Health Officials Farewell — Why Not Vaccinate? - Dr. Smedley Enters
Army - Smallpox in Children's Home Our City's Health Record -
Springfield Diphtheria Rate....

374 Public Health Notes From Over the State...

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EDITORIALS The Whooping Cough Situation The seriousness of the whooping and the Local Health Officer cough prevalence in Ohio this year

is indicated in this month's report of the Division of Communicable Diseases. With the disease passing all previous records for cases and deaths, the necessity for strict enforcement of the quarantine measures provided by the new whooping cough regulations is great.

In the past nine years whooping couglı has taken a toll of 4,260 lives in Ohio, 4,085 of the victims being children under five years old. The yearly death average stands at 473 and the maximum yearly total recorded is 668 for 1913. The average of reported cases for the past five years is 8,577, with 1913 having the maximum case total of 10,064.

These records, however, are insignificant by comparison with the totals thus far recorded for 1918. Case reports for the first six months of the year numbered 6,792 and July, when all delayed reports are in, will bring the total close to 8,300. That these figures indicate an actual increase in prevalence and not merely better reporting is proved by the

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