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The following results obtained on so-called diabetic foods are republished in response to numerous inquiries concerning the same:
BRAND AND MANUFACTURER.
Akoll Biscuit. Huntley & Palmer, London. S. S. Pierce Co.
62.04% Gluten Flour. Farwell & Rhines Co., Watertown, N. Y. 40.70% Roasted Cocoa Shells
11.62% Roasted Cocoa Nibs
11.16% Soja Bean Meal
8.95% Almond Meal
Ice cream manufacturers and dealers are again reminded of the following which is the state standard:
1. Ice cream is a frozen product made from cream and sugar, with or without pure gelatine and a natural flavoring, and contains not less than fourteen (14) per cent of milk fat.
2. Fruit ice cream is the frozen product made from cream, sugar, and sound, clean, mature fruits, with or without pure gelatine and contains not less than twelve (12) per cent of milk fat.
3. Nut ice cream is a frozen product made from cream, sugar, and sound, non-rancid nuts, with or without pure gelatine and contains not less than twelve (12) per cent of milk fat.
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The Eleventh Annual School of Instruction for Health Officers will be held in the Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, Vt., August 1 to 4 inclusive, 1910.
Every health officer and as many members of local boards of health as possible should make their plans to be present.
Citizens are invited and will find the proceedings of interest.
FOR THE DOCTORS-As OTHERS SEE THEM.
The following is one of several letters from town clerks. Apparently there are reasons why they do not report promptly and accurately. Does this apply to you, doctor? If so report promptly, writing with unfading black ink, as your certificate remains in your town clerk's office as a permanent record.
Vt., November 29, 1909. H. D. HOLTON,
Secretary, State Board of Health, Dear Sir:
I find that the physicians are inclined to be careless and not fully answer the questions in the certificates of births and deaths; and also careless in their penmanship. It is often hard to make out the cause of death. I have written to all of our physicians cautioning them in these matters and hope to get complete returns.
I think if the town clerks had circular letters 'over your signature, directed to physicians, which the town clerk could mail to them, it world have a desired effect.
THE DANGEROU'S AND DEADLY HOUSE FLY.
The most abundant and widely distributed of pestilent insects is the common house fly (Musca domestica), constituting about 99 per cent of the various species of flies found about barns and houses. This hexapod "mixer" has about 10,000 very fine hairs on its feet, from which oil exudes constantly, enabling the Ay to walk (by capillary attraction) in any position on a dry surface which is not too dusty. The house fly breeds preferably in horse manure, though at times in garbage or human feces, the full cycle of development from the egg being nine or ten days. Ritchie
DON'T ALLOW FLIES IN YOUR HOUSE.
Flies are the most dangerous insects known to man.
cam filth around with them. They are maggots before they are Nier.
They leave some of these germs wherever they alight.
table. fresh from the privy vault. from the garbage box, from the manure
privy vaults. etc., etc... if you eat tood that has come in contact with flies
and other infectious diseases. They have the habit of feasting on tubercu.
What To Do To Get Rid of Files.
up until snow falls.
lood and the baby's "comtorier
lever diphtheria and tuberculosis. Screen the patient's Ded. Kill every fly
that enters the sich room. Iminediately disintect and dispose of all discharges.
(a) Two teaspoonfuls of formaldehyde to a pint of water. or
sweetened with plenty of sugar.
fing into the air of the room with a powder blower. This causes flies to fall
Eliminato the Breeding Places of Fllos.
boret. Keep garbage receptacles tightly covered, clean the cans every day.
the borts every week. Keep the ground around garbage boxes clean. Sprinkle chloride of lime over manure piles, old paper, old straw and other
refuse of like naturo. Keep manure in screened pit or Vault is possible.
Manure should be removed at least every week.
all the time. Get rid of sawdust bores wed as cuspidors - destroy them
under stoves, etc.
REMENBER: NO DIRT - NO FLIES
LOCAL HEALTH OFFICER.
says it is estimated that in one summer 300.flies may hatch in a cubic inch of manure, if this is left undisturbed.
The hairy nature of its feet makes the fly an unrivaled carrier of filth and contagion, and as many as 10,000 bacteria have been found upon a single fly. Among the germs which have been thus isolated in pure culture, we may mention : A. typhi abdominalis, B. coli, bubonicæ, pyogemic micro-organisms and the eggs of most of the intestinal parasites. Microbes are carried mostly upon the legs of the insect, but are likewise deposited in its feces and may be liberated by the dry decay of dead flies. In one speck left by a fy that had been captured on the face of a leper, says Ritchie, 1115 leprosy germs were counted.
To diminish and destroy what may be termed the Fly Peril, there are three main principles to follow: 1. Remove the first cause by having manure removed every week (before maggots have time to develop into flies), or if this is impracticable, keep it carefully covered in a closed box (using chlorinated lime as a disinfectant) or screened with wire gauze. Garbage should be protected in the same way, when it cannot be burned or fed to chickens or pigs. 2. Prevent entrance of flies into house and contact with foods and drinks, by well-fitting screens for doors and windows and the quick storing of viands in refrigerator and cupboards; also a netting for the helpless sleeping baby. 3. Kill every fily on sight, if you can, with a wire “killer," dilute formalin (renewed every day) on a plate, or sticky fly paper, the black fly paper should not be used where there are little children, as it is very poisonous. The absence of flies, like the presence of soap, should be considered a true index of civilization.
A SANE AND SAFE FOURTH.
For several years we have annually called the attention of the public to the dangers attending the explosives used to “celebrate” July 4. The number of fatal injuries resulting from giant crackers, toy pistols and other explosives has annually exceeded that of many historical battles. The noise attending this form of celebration has a disastrous effect upon many cases of illness. We trust the agitation that is going on for a
sane and quiet observance of this holiday will be successful. However, should the slightest injury be done to any one, no matter how trivial it appears, call a surgeon at once. A proper dressing of the wound may prevent tetanus or other serious results.
In many cities serious consideration is being given to the abolition of explosives and in the adoption of as interesting but less dangerous amusements. We would urge upon all a careful consideration of this subject.