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SACRAMENTO, May 15, 1895.

To his Excellency JAMES H. Budd, Governor of California:

Sir: I have the honor to present herewith the Proceedings of the Third Annual Sanitary Convention, held under the auspices of the California State Board of Health, at the Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, April 15, 1895. Very respectfully,

J. R. LAINE, Secretary State Board of Health.


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1. Convention called to order at 1:30 P. M. sharp. 2. Invocation, by Rev. ELBERT R. DILLE. 3. Address of Welcome, by Hon. ADOLPH SUTRO, Mayor of San Fran

cisco. 4. Response, by Dr. C. A, RUGGLES, retiring President. 5. Election of officers-President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Com

mittee on Publication--for ensuing year. 6. Address of President-elect.


7. “Street Sanitation.” Dr. W. F. McNUTT. 8. “The Hospital at Home.Dr. SAMUEL 0. L. POTTER. 9. “Better Instruction in Physiology and Hygiene in Our Public

Schools." Dr. S. S. HERRICK. 10. "Purification of Drinking Water, Chemically and Microscopically

Considered.” Professors A. A. CUNNINGHAM and THOMAS BOWHILL. 11. “California, and Tuberculosis.” Dr. D. A. HODGHEAD. 12. “The Ideal City from a Sanitary Standpoint.” Dr. W. T. BURRES. 13. “Tuberculosis and its Communicability to Man." Dr. C. B. Orvis.


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14. "Notes on the Hygienic Condition of School Buildings, and Prac

tical Hints on the Management of School Children.” Dr. WILL

IAM A. EDWARDS and Dr. LELAND E. COFER. 15. “The Role of the Veterinarian in Human Prophylactic Medicine."

Dr. F. A. NEIF. 16. "Dairy and Milk Inspection." Dr. GEORGE E. CHARLES. 17. “The Prevention of Infectious Diseases of the Eye." Dr. W. F.

SOUTHARD. 18. “The Check-Rein; Its Uses and Abuses.” Dr. C. L. BARD. 19. “Important Facts and Practical Difficulties Encountered in Enforc

ing Sanitary Regulations." Dr. GEORGE W. Davis.

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MONDAY, April 15, 1895. Dr. C. A. RUGGLES, President: Ladies and Gentlemen, you will now please come to order. It affords me great pleasure to introduce to you a gentleman whom most of you know personally, and many of you by reputation, and all will be glad to hear the words of welcome from his Honor, the Mayor of San Francisco, Adolph Sutro. now have the pleasure of introducing him to you.


By MAYOR ADOLPH SUTRO, of San Francisco.

Nothing could give me greater pleasure than to welcome you, the members of the State Sanitary Convention, to your annual meeting in the City of San Francisco. Science has added much to our knowledge, of sanitary measures, and, above all things, the microscope has revealed to us a formerly unknown world. When the microscope was first invented, about a century and a half ago, an English writer gave in a few lines the gist of all bacteriological science when he said:

“Fleas have little fleas who always try to bite them,

And these again have smaller ones, and so ad infinitum.That disease is largely due to microbes has been abundantly proven, and when the cause of disease is once clearly established, the remedy will not be far off.

Since the invention of railroad facilities, cities have grown to extraordinary proportions, and the human family gathers together from all parts of the country. Men and women want to live at the metropolis and take advantage of the superior attractions and facilities for knowledge, amusement, and comfort. Most important, then, does it become to provide for cities sanitary conditions as nearly approaching perfection as it may be possible.

The first question we usually ask in a new place is, “What sort of a climate have you ?” We in California can boast of the best, and to a large extent the prevailing winds carry off deleterious influences, and all we have to do is to provide a proper sewer system, of which, unfortunately, the citizens of San Francisco cannot boast. But let us hope that in the near future a proper system is in store for us.

The next question to be asked is, “What sort of drinking water have you?” Of that we cannot boast, either. In the grand mountains of the

. Sierra Nevada we have a treasure stored up-a priceless treasure of pure, limpid drinking water that is gathered in the high valleys from the


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