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FOOD AND DRUG SAMPLES TESTED WITH SUMMARY OF
CONCLUSIONS REPORTED.

Satis- Mis- Adul. Insufficient
Material

Total. factory. branded. terated. information. Milk

8
6
0
1

1 Cream

10
0

16 Ice Cream

1
1

0

0 Butter

1
1
0
0

0 Oleomargarine

2
0

0 Lard

1
1

0

0 Sausage

9
6

3 Hamburg

1
0
0

.1 Vinegar

2

3 Oysters

2
1
0
1

0 Catsup

3
1

1

1 Vanilla Ext.

3
1

2

0 Lemon Ext.

1

0 Orange Ext.

1 Misc. Exts.

4 Grape Juice

1 Egg substitutes

3
2

0
Miscellaneous Foods
4

1

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DIVISION OF CHILD HYGIENE

Summary for November
Inspections made
Conferences held
Addresses given
Days devoted to school examinations.
Committee meetings held.
Trips outside the city...

Tabulation of Notifications received to date for November from maternity boarding-houses and lying-in hospitals : Admissions „

28

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Removals { Child Deaths { Child

34 37 15

Illegitimate births

DIVISION OF SANITARY ENGINEERING

Summary for November Plans Submitted —

For improved water supply...

For sewerage projects....
Investigations Made -

Water supply
Sewerage
Water supply and sewerage.
Miscellaneous

4 15

15 27 2 1

DIVISION OF PLUMBING

Summary for November
Inspections made
Conferences held
Plans examined
Certificates of approval issued.
Orders issued

65

1 16 11 2

WIDEN APPLICATION

fied. These include various safety OF OHIO “LEAD LAWdevices and provisions to promote An extension of the scope of the personal cleanliness among emOhio "Lead Law" (G. C. Sec. ployees. 6330-1 to -12) as enforced by the Investigations by the division of division of industrial hygiene of industrial hygiene during Novemthe State Department of Health, ber disclosed a considerable need has recently been made. The law for the carrying out of the provisas now construed by the division, ions of the law among manufacupon the advice of the Commis- turers of other products than white sioner of Health, is taken to apply lead. Such manufacturers are beto all manufacturers of any of the ing directed to take action in comproducts listed in Section 2 of the pliance with the law. law. Heretofore it had been considered applicable to manufacturers of white lead only.

MOTOR EXHAUST-GAS The products listed in Section 2

CLAIMS A VICTIM are, in addition to white lead: red Garage-gas poisoning again! lead, litharge, sugar of lead, arse- It made one of its frequent renate of lead, lead chromate, lead appearances in the newspapers sulphate, lead nitrate and fluo-sil

early in December, when an acicate. Every work or process in count was published of the death the manufacture of these is de- of Nat Wills, well-known comeclared by the law to be especially dian, who was overcome and killed dangerous, and safeguards for the by carbon monoxide when he went health of workers, which must be to his garage to get out his car for provided by employers, are speci- a ride.

HEALTH OFFICERS' ROUNDTABLE

Protecting Cleveland Babies town Telegram on the situation

follows: Dr. R. B. Boldt, head of the bureau of child hygiene in the Cleve- Once again the city board of health is land health department, has been

in deep financial woe. Merely being in

financial trouble cannot worry the board fighting vigorously recently to pro

much since it has never known the day tect the babies of the Sixth City

of adequate monetary assistance but it from the dangers of scarcity and is again without any funds at all and high prices of food. He is making

even without credit until it gets some

funds. With its 1916 blls unpaid no a strenuous effort to get enough

one welcomes any of its further acsugar to keep up a steady supply

counts. for distribution from the city ba- The board of health has been a sort bies' dispensaries to mothers and of orphan. It has had to struggle along has issued an emphatic warning of

with only the most beggarly of appro

priations. Yet there is no department the rise in the baby death rate in Youngstown whose success is more which accompanies a rise in milk necessary, whose work is more vital to prices.

the city or whose members do more

with so little return. It is a volunteer Sugar, necessary for modifying

job and apparently even a thankless one. cow's milk to make it like mother's

This is an unfortunate and absolutely milk, is being distributed in quanti- wrong situation. Attention has been ties of about one-half pound a

directed to it many times but appar

ently without result. It should be remweek, at ten cents a pound, under

edied once and for all. strict supervision to insure that babies alone get the benefit of it. On

Found Health Center the milk situation, Boldt's figures

The Cincinnati health departshow that in August, when Cleveland milk prices went up, the num

ment has established a health cen

ter in the Nineteenth ward of the ber of deaths of babies shot up to

city, with headquarters in a schoola point 80 per cent higher than in

house in the ward. The center was August, 1916.

founded with the idea of carrying Health Board Bankrupt

out a program which includes:

Pre-natal care and education of Youngstown's health department expectant mothers; infant welfare is “broke.” It can't pay its bills center on a full-time basis; examand merchants have refused it fur- ination of children of pre-school ther credit. Members of the board age; school medical examination declare that appropriations made and intensive follow-up work; esby council have been insufficient to tablishment of health leagues in meet the running expenses of the each of the three schools in the department. The total indebted- district; Junior Red Cross work, ness to January 1, 1918, is esti- including elementary hygiene, mated at $1,200. Council will be home care of the sick and first asked to provide more money for aid; better housing and improvethe coming year.

ment of community sanitary conThe comment of the Youngs- ditions ; frequent inspection and

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rating of bakeshops, dairymen, Commissioner of Health. The city groceries, restaurants, barbershops, council refused to create a city etc.; establishment of a community board of health and left the manier bulletin ; establishment of a night at the disposal of the State Departclinic for working men, if there is ment of Health, in order to remove need for such service.

the city health administration from *

politics. Dr. Dewey's appointment Conservation of Value

is for the year and carries a salary State health statistics for 1916, of $50 a month. just issued, shows that 20.9 per cent of all deaths in Lorain county

Make Typhoid Tests were among infants less than one Health Director E. B. Starr of year of age.

Springfield issued a notice to The percentage is too large, it is

physicians of Springfield recently readily agreed. But the method of

in which he offered the services of reducing the toll is the problem

his department in making blood that confronts every clean-minded,

tests of suspected typhoid cases. conscientious citizen. Baby deaths are largely due to

Praise for Health Board ignorance. A majority of the tiny lives would be spared if the knowl

“The way that the threatened edge of proper care was at hand.

smallpox epidemic was handled Superstitions and antiquated meth

reflects much credit on the Chilliods of care are leading factors in

cothe Board of Health, as all prethe making of the big death rate.

cautionary measures were taken What can be done to combat the

when the first few cases broke evil? There is but one cure-edu- out,” comments the Scioto Gazette, cation—the finding out of pros

Chillicothe. pective mothers and carrying to them the message of proper baby

Warn Quarantine Violators care. Lorain Herald

When it learned that smallpox

quarantine regulations were being Plan Change in Dayton disregarded in many cases, the SidAmendment of the Dayton city ney board of health issued a warncharter to provide for the separa- ing, announcing that future violation of the health and welfare de- tors would be confined in the pest partments of the city government

house until recovery and then has been proposed. Physicians of would be prosecuted. the city are the chief backers of the

* * proposal. They say there is no di- Would Inoculate Chillicotheans rect relationship between the health

has

Anti-typhoid inoculation and welfare activities of the city,

been urged upon the residents of and that the official connection

Chillicothe by United States Public tends to handicap both.

Health Service physicians who are *

in charge of sanitation in the Camp Commissioner Names Health Sherman district. The water supOfficer

ply of the city is wholesome, but Dr. Carl Dewey has been ap- the sanitary officers point out that pointed city health officer of Con- there are many other chances for neaut by Dr. A. W. Freeman, State infection.

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