Distribution of Outfits
Water, bacteriological

361 408 48

6 1807


Total outfits distributed


Food and Drug Samples Tested With Summary of Conclusions Reported

Satisfac- Mis- Adulter- Insufficient Material.

Total. tory. branded. ated Information. Milk

18 13


1 Cream


4 Butter


1 Oleomargarine


0 Lard


0 Sausage


0 Hamburg


1 Vinegar


0 Oysters Vanilla Ext.

0 Lemon Ext.


0 Orange Ext.


0 Misc. Exts.



0 Pop



0 Misc. Foods


1 Maple Sugar

0 Canned Foods


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Oil infections
Medical supervision of war industries
Abstracts for American Journal of Public Health
Vaccination certificates for students ..

6 1 1 3

Cases of Tuberculosis arranged according to the U. S. Census Classification, reported in connection with Gainful Occupations:

U. S.
Census U. S. Census Classification.

Male. Female. Symbol. 000 Agriculture, Forestry and Animal Husbandry...

3 100 Extraction of Minerals..


0 200 300 Manufacturing and Mechanical Pursuits... 400 500 Transportation

2 600 Trade 700 Public Service Private Service

2 800 Domestic and Personal Service.

8 900 Clerical ....

2 Not designated




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Summary for January, 1918
Investigaion made
Plans received
Advice given on school sewage disposal plants
Ordinance approved
Water certificates issued on railroad companies
Water certificates refused to railroad companies

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Summary for January, 1918
Investigations made
Orders issued
Conferences held
Certificates of approval issued
Plans examined

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· City appropriations for 1918 in to the board. Columbus' only Columbus included these allow- woman health board member, Miss ances for public health work: Ad- Jennie L. Tuttle, who has served ministration $5,274.60, laboratory for several months filling out an $4,512.42, sanitary $13,366, tene- unexpired term, has been given a ment inspection $2,019.85, food in- regular four-year appointment, datspection $17,801.59, quarantine $1,- ing from February 1. 285.50, medical inspection $5,456, district physicians $3,600.

The State Department of Health The board of health has called

has ordered discontinuance of polupon the city council for an addi

lution of the Chagrin River at tional food inspection appropria- Chagrin Falls. The town of Wiltion. Unless the allowance is in

loughby, on the river below Chagcreased, the board declares, four

rin Falls, is contemplating the use meat inspectors will have to be

of the stream as a source of water dropped and meat inspection prac- supply. tically abandoned, confining the activities of the bureau to milk inspection. The effect of this policy,

A campaign to raise $5.000 for the health board predicts, would be

the support of public health nursto make Columbus a dumping

ing work was carried out in Mans

field in February. ground for diseased meat.

Columbus must find some Upon notice from the board of health last month that an epidemic sewage, according to the annual re

method by which to dispose of its ofof smallpox threatened the city, port of Waterworks Chemist C, the Columbus council authorized a bond issue of $5,000 to pay for

B. Hoover for 1917. Hoover said

that the watersheds of the Scioto preventive measures.

River, the Olentangy River and

Alum Creek are inadequate to care At least two Ohio educational in- for the wastes which are left even stitutions -- the Ohio State Uni- after treatment of the sewage at the versity and the University of disposal plant. The total daily Cincinnati - have required their volume of the city's sewage averstudents to be vaccinated or to

ages 20,000,000 gallons and during show evidence of recent successful 44 per cent of the time between vaccination. The State Depart. July and December, 1917, no water ment of Health aided in the work whatever flowed over the crest of at Ohio State by inspecting scars the storage dam above the city. and issuing vaccination certificates.

Pumping of water into Lima's Oberlin's board of health has a new billion-gallon storage reservoir woman member. Mrs. W. F. was scheduled to start March 1. Thatcher has just been appointed Enough of the reservoir to hold


half its ultimate capacity was completed before cold weather forced a suspension of work.

organization for next year are estimated at $10,293.

Nurses of the Dayton Visiting Nurses' Association made 49,805 visits during 1917. They attended to 7,578 new patients and cared for 540 baby cases. They treated 178

. new cases of tuberculosis and 1,00 I old cases. Financial needs of the

Patients treated by the twentytwo nurses of the Toledo District Nurse Association in 1917 numbered 9,093. The total of visits was 68, 263. The association cared for 2,538 babies and distributed 5,810 quarts of milk for use of babies.


Akron's Health Problem the use of chlorine in disinfecting “No city in the United States has the city's water supply. Objection a greater problem in health con- was made to the chlorine treatment servation than Akron, where the on the ground that it gave a bad enormous transient population and taste to the water. As a result the inadequate housing facilities there was for a time considerable present extraordinary opportunities leaning among city officials toward for disease," said Dr. C. T. Nesbitt, installing the violet-ray system of Akron health commissioner, in a

disinfection. Investigation, howrecent address.

ever, convinced City Manager C. E. Dr. Nesbitt said that Akron had Ashburner and other officials that three natural health advantage

the chlorine process was preferable. good topography, good climate and The violet-ray system of purifigood water but that the city also

cation is in a more or less experihad handicaps, among which he

mental stage in this country.

It named: a one-third efficient sewer

is used only in a few scattered insystem, inadequate methods of stances and these are in small cities garbage collection and disposal, and whose water consumption is relainsufficient control of food and milk

tively low. The principal objection inspection.

to the process is its high cost as The appropriation ordinance in compared to chlorine treatment. Akron for the first six months of

* 1918 carried heavier grants for Anti-Typhoid Treatment's Value health work than the city had ex- The North Carolina State Board pended in the past. The total

of Health in a recent announceamount was $40,371.72.

It will

ment says that it is encouraged to allow considerable extensions in continue the work of typhoid prework, which the new commissioner

vention through the reductions that now has under way.

have been made in the state's death * *

rate from typhoid fever within the Chlorine Treatment Retained

last three years

the time the After considerable discussion, work has been done by the board. Springfield has decided to continue While less than 10 per cent of the





people have been given this pre- GOAT MILK FOR BABIES ventive treatment, the death rate

Baby's goat may be a highly from typhoid fever has decreased

thought of member of many houseover 20 per cent.

holds before the war is ended. In *

fact, the New York agricultural Way to Enforce Vaccination

station has already given serious Cincinnati health authorities are

consideration to the possible use of promoting vaccionation through

this fun provoking animal by the assistance of manufacturing households with young children. plants. Several concerns have, at Thus "Goat Milk Good for Bathe suggestion of the department, bies” is the subject of a bulletin issued orders which give employees recently issued by the station. The a choice between being vaccinated bulletin states that from the staand being discharged.

tion's experience with goats it

would seem that only in excepNew Health Officers Named

tional cases where the use of

otherwise wasted feed would reDr. Joseph W. Chetwynd is East Liverpool's new health officer, suc

duce the cost of keeping, or with ceeding Dr. Samuel Rich, resigned.

exceptional animals, could goats

be expected to produce milk as Dr. Wray Davis has succeeded Dr. C. W. Chidester as health offi

economically as cows. cer at Delaware.

For family use, however, in Dr. H. M. Hazleton, Lancaster places where it is impossible to health officer, and G. H. Fowler, keep a cow and where a goat or Dennison health officer, have been two could be kept, these animals reappointed for 1918 by their re- might prove valuable aids in mainspective boards of health.

taining babies or small children in

good health. Bacteriologist for Lima

Goat's milk is palatable, nutriDr. A. L. Jones, Lima health tious and easily digested. It is officer, is to have the services of a very helpful in certain cases of bacteriologist and chemist at his poor nutrition, and is without odor disposal. A man with these quali- when drawn under proper condifications is to be employed as super

tions and with proper care.

Furintendent of the city's new

thermore, the station states, it is filtration plant, and in addition is practically free from liability to to do general bacteriological and transmit certain certain diseases, chemical work for the health de

like tuberculosis, which may be partment.

transferred to children from cows.

Of course, the odor from goats Using the Newspapers is decidedly unpleasant at times, Dr. J. H. Lowe, health officer at but as this is mainly due to the Piqua, is using the columns of the male, the annoyance from this daily newspapers in his city to in

source may be reduced to a minstruct the community in matters imum where only a few doses are pertaining to health. A timely kept and under proper conditions. article on pneumonia, with instruc- - DR. R. H. BISHOP, Jr., 'Clevetions in how to avoid the disease, land Commissioner of Health, in was one of his recent contributions. Cleveland Plain Dailer.






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