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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
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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Department's Roll of Honor....
Officer — Negligence of Some Physicians Is Costing Baby Lives
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
:... 366 Foreign Babies Need Health Safeguards.....
373 HEALTH OFFICERS' ROUNDTABLE — Prepare for Smallpox -- Bid
Health Officials Farewell — Why Not Vaccinate? - Dr. Smedley Enters
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