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6:00 P. M. Complpimentary dinner to out of town delegates and families at Business
Men's Club. Courtesy of local committee of arrangements.
8:00 P. M. Mass meeting under auspices of local committee of arrangements.
FRIDAY, MAY 11.
9:00 A. M.
General Meeting. Closing business of Association.
1:30 P. M. Meeting and outing National Conference of Tuberculosis Secretaries under the
auspices of the Cincinnati and Anti-Tuberculosis League the Secretaries
The Sociological Session.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2:00 P. M.
Miss Ella Phillips Crandall, New York, presiding.
Miss Katharine Olmsted, Supervising Nurse, Wisconsin Anti
Tuberculosis Association, Milwaukee, Wis.
Miss Katherine Knorr, Superintendent of Nurses, Health De
partment, Baltimore, Md. (c) A state bureau of tuberculosis hospital admissions and discharges,
Miss A. L. Mercer, State Board of Health, Columbus, Ohio.
THURSDAY, MAY 10, 9:30 A. M. ADMINISTRATIVE PROBLEMS (a) The_health center,
Robert H. Bishop, Jr., M. D., Commissioner of Health, Cleveland, Ohio.
Discussion - Frederick L. Hoffman, Newark.
Willbur C. Phillips, Secretary, National Social Unit Association,
Discussion — Courtenay Dinwiddie, Cincinnati, O.
Donald B. Armstrong, M. D., Executive Officer. The Community
2:00 P. M.
Homer Folks, Secretary State Charities Aid Association, New
Discussion - George Thomas Palmer, M. D., Springfield, 111.
Boris D. Bogen, Field Secretary National Conference of Jewish
FRIDAY, MAY 11, 9:00 P. M. COUNTY AND Town PROBLEMS (a) Rural nursing,
Miss Fannie F. Clements, Superintendent, Town and County
Nursing Service, American Red Cross, Washington, D. C. (b) Medical examination of school children,
J. N. Hurty, M. D., Secretary State Board of Health, Indian
George J. Nelback, Assistant Secretary State Charities Aid As
sociation, New York City. (d) Budget and programs
Arthur J. Strawson, Execeutive Secretary Indiana Society for
the Prevention of Tuberculosis, Indianapolis, Ind. (e) Publicity and education,
E. Ă. Moree, Press Service Company, New York City,
At the Clinical Session on Thursday, May 1oth, 9:00 A. M., Alfred F. Hess, M. D., of New York, hạs a paper on “Tuberculosis Preventoria for Infants," and at 2:00 P. M., Thursday, May 1oth, V. C. Vaughn, Jr., M. D., Detroit, Mich., will present the Medical Aspects of the Michigan Tuberculosis Survey."
Meeting: All meetings except the mass meeting on Thursday night, will be held in the Sinton Hotel.
Hotels: All those attending the meetings are expected to make their own hotel arrangements, and are advised to procure accommodations in advance. The following are recommended by the local committee of arrangements:
Sinton Hotel: (Cor. Fourth and Vine Sts.) (headquarters) single rooms without bath, $1.50; single rooms with bath, $2.00 to $6.00; double rooms with bath, $6.00.
Gibson Hotel: (Walnut Street between 4th & 5th) single rooms with bath, $2.00 to $5.00; double rooms with bath, $3.50 to $7.00. One block from headquarters.
Havlin Hotel: (Vine Street and Opera Place) single rooms without bath, $1.50; single rooms with bath, $2.00 to $5.00; double rooms with bath, $3.00 to $6.00. One block from headquarters.
Hotel Alms: (McMillan Street and Alms Place) single rooms with bath, $2.50; double rooms with bath, $4.00; single rooms without bath, $1.50. Fifteen minutes by street car to headquarters.
Grand Hotel: Fourth Avenue and Third Street) single rooms without private bath, $1.00 to $2.00; double rooms without private bath, $2.00 to $3.00; single rooms with private bath, $2.00 to $3.00; double rooms with private bath, $3.50 to $4.00. Four blocks from headquarters.
Palace Hotel: (Cor. Sixth and Vine Sts.) single rooms without bath, $1.00; single rooms with bath, $1.50 to $2.00; double rooms with bath, $2.50 to $3.00. Two blocks from headquarters.
Savoy Hotel: (5 E. Sixth Street) (men only) single rooms with bath, $2.00 to $2.50; double rooms with bath, $3.00 to $3.50. Two blocks from headquarters.
ANNUAL MEETING OF THE OHIO STATE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, SPRINGFIELD, OHIO.
May 14, 15, 16, 1917. The annual meeting of the Ohio State Medical Association occurs May 14th, 15th and 16th at Springfield. Plans are being made, according to reports from the local committee, to make this the best meeting ever held. They are preparing to entertain fifteen hundred. The meeting and exhibits will be held in the new Memorial Hall. Three new hotels and the remodeling of old ones will furnish ample space for all guests.
Arrangements have been made for talks in sixteen churches on public health topics on Sunday evening, May 13th, 1917, preceding the meeting.
The section on Hygiene and Sanitary Science, of which J. H. Landis, M. D., of Cincinnati, is president, and W. H. Peters, M. D., secretary, will meet Monday afternoon, May 14th, at 2:00 P. M., and at 9:00 A. M., Tuesday, May 15th. The program of this section follows:
MONDAY, MAY 14.
2:00 P. M. "Printers Ink" — Publicity and Public Health,
J. R. McDowell, M. D., Director Division of Public Health Education
and Tuberculosis, State Board of Health, Columbus, Ohio. "Terminal Fumigation - A Factor in the Control of Communicable Diseases."
Roger G. Perkins, M. D., Department of Hygine and Bacteriology,
Western Reserve University, Cleveland. Discussion opened by A. L. Light, Health Officer, Dayton, 0. “Inflammation of the Eyes of the New Born - Observations under the New Law," James E. Bauman, Secretary and Executive Officer State Board of
Health, Columbus, Ohio. “Classes for the Conservation of Vision in the City Public Schools," A New Deal to Prevent Blindness and Dependency. Prof. R. B. Irwin, Supervisor of Schools for the Blind, Cleveland,
Toledo and Cincinnati. “Why Deaths and Births should be Registered,"
John Emerson Monger, M. D., State Registrar of Vital Statistics, Co
lumbus, Ohio. Discussion opened by Dr. J. H. Landis, Health Officer, Cincinnati, Ohio. "The Dentists' Responsibility in Preventive Medicine,"
Homer C. Brown, D. D. S., Columbus, O. "Some Important Considerations in Determining the Relation of Oral Infec
tions to Localized and Systemic Disease,"
TUESDAY, MAY 15.
9:00 A. M. "Industrial Hygiene” — The New Factor in Public Health Work,
D. B. Lowe, M. D., Director The B. F. Goodrich Co., Medical Department, Akron, Ohio.
Symposium. "Health Insurance,"
E. R. Hayhurst, M. D., The Ohio State University, College of Medi
cine, Columbus, Ohio. “Socialization of Medicine as a Necessary Preliminary Step for Social Insurance," Otto P. Geier, M. D., Director Cincinnati Milling Machine Co., De
partment of Welfare, Cincinnati, Ohio. "Is Compulsory Health Insurance a Justifiable Measure,”
C. H. Wells, M. D., Columbus, Ohio.
On Monday evening, May 14th, a smoker and open meeting on “Public Health will be held at the High School building, at which Dr. W. C. Rucker of the Federal Public Health Service will be the speaker. Many surprises in the way of entertainment are promised for this meeting.
On Tuesday evening, May 15th, the banquet will be held.
The general meetings and all section meetings promise an unusual and varied program. All physicians and health officers should plan to attend.
ORDER BODY LOUSE INTO QUARANTINE. Flies, mosquitoes, fleas, ground squirrels and rats have long been recognized in California as carriers of disease, and now the State Board of Health has declared the unmentionable body louse (Pediculus vestimenti) a menace to the public health. Because this insect transmits typhus fever, twenty-five cases of which have recently been brought into California from Mexico, the Board has instructed health officers to quarantine any persons or premises known to be infested with body lice, until complete delousing has been accomplished.
In addition, the Board has ordered local health authorities to quarantine the premises for pediculosis, the classical name for louse infestation, placarding same with a sign which reads :-"Pediculosis. These premises are declared to be in a state of quarantine. All persons are forbidden to enter or leave these premises or to remove any articles therefrom without the permission of the local health authority."
Lodging house keepers, employees, teachers, school nurses and any others who have knowledge that certain persons and premises are infested with body lice are told by the Board to report the fact to the local health authority.
LEGISLATION. The following is a summary of the bills of interest to health departments and public health workers introduced at the eighty-second session of the General Assembly which were enacted into laws:
Senate Bill No. 56. This act relates to the powers and duties of the state inspector of plumbing and the division of plumbing inspection. It provides for the appointment of such additional number of deputy inspectors as the appropriations for_the department will permit and for the regulation of persons engaged in or at the plumbing business. A graded fee system displaces the flat rate system provided in the old law. This will provide amore equitable distribution of the expense of inspection. It also removes the limitation on the salary of the state inspector and gives the Boards the authority to fix the salary. An amendment was written into this bill in the Senate Committee on Public Health which will very materially add to the efficiency of the department. This amendment provides that all plans for sanitary equipment and drainage in or for buildings coming within the provisions of the act must be submitted to this department for approval before the contract for the improvement is let. The act will go into effect about July 1st.
Senate Bill No. 101. This is the act creating a State Department of Health. The Board has been informed regarding the provisions of this act, which was signed by the president of the Senate and the speaker of the House of Representatives on March 21st and filed in the office of the secretary of state March 31st. This will make the law go into effect June 30th.
Senate Bill No. 126. This act relates to county and district hospitals for tuberculosis. Provision is made for the enlargement, repair or improvement of county hospitals for tuberculosis, which authority did not heretofore exist. An amendment which is carried throughout the section of this law provides for the admission of any form of tuberculosis to county and district hospitals. The law previously provided only for pulmonary tuberculosis. This act also provides authority for the establishment of tuberculosis dispensaries in counties contributing to a district tuberculosis hospital or maintaining a county hospital. The county commissioners in counties that have not joined in the construction or maintenance of a county or district hospital may provide a dispensary for tuberculosis. All of these dispensaries are subject to the approval of the State Board of Health and the Board is required to prescribe rules and regulations governing their operation.
House Bill No. 7. This bill, introduced by Mr. Billingslea of Butler County for the purpose of getting rid of the health officer of Hamilton, was passed by both houses but was vetoed by the Governor. The provisions of the bill were obnoxious to all health officials and to many others interested in health work and these persons did not hesitate to let the Governor know their views in regard to the bill. The