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DIABETIC Foods.

The following results obtained on so-called diabetic foods are republished in response to numerous inquiries concerning the same:

TOTAL CARBOHYDRATES.

BRAND AND MANUFACTURER.

Akoll Biscuit. Huntley & Palmer, London. S. S. Pierce Co.
Boston

3.47%
Atlantic Gluten Meal. The Cutler Co., No. Wilbraham, Mass. 18.38%
Casoid Biscuit, No. 1. Thos. Leeming & Co., New York City. 3.67%
Casoid Biscuit, No. 2. Thos. Leeming & Co., New York City. 0.00%
Casoid Biscuit, No. 3. Thos. Leeming & Co., New York City. 4.63%
Cresco Flour. Farwell & Rhines Co., Watertown, N. Y. .... 79.12%
Special Dietetic Food Flour. Farwell & Rhines Co., Water-
town, N. Y.

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

7.18%

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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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NEWS ITEMS.

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.

Respectfully,

Town Clerk

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.
DON'T PERMIT THEM NEAR YOUR FOOD - ESPECIALLY MILK.
DON'T BUY FOODSTUFFS WHERE FLIES ARE TOLERATED.
DON'T EAT WHERE FLIES HAVE ACCESS TO THE FOOD.

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Flies are the most dangerous insects known to man.
Flies are the filthiest of all vermin. They are born in filth, live on filth and

cam filth around with them. They are maggots before they are Nier.
Flies are known to be carriers of millions of death dealing disease Berms.

They leave some of these germs wherever they alight.
Flies may infect the food you eat. They come to your kitchen or lo your dining

table. fresh from the privy vault. from the garbage box, from the manure
pile. from the cuspidor from decaying animal or vegetable matter, or from
the contagious sick room with this sort of filth on their feet and in their
bodies, and they deposit it on your food, and YOU DO Swallow filth from

privy vaults. etc., etc... if you eat tood that has come in contact with flies
Flies may inlect you with tuberculosis. typhoid fever, scarlet lever, diphtheria.

and other infectious diseases. They have the habit of feasting on tubercu.
losis spulum and other discharges of those sick with these diseases, and
then po direct to your food. to your drink, to the lips of your sleeping child.
or perhaps to a small open wound on your hands or face. When perms are
deposited in milk they multiply very fast. Therefore milk should never be
exposed to fier

What To Do To Get Rid of Files.
Screen your windows and doors. Do early before the time and keep screens

up until snow falls.
Screen all lood, especially milk Do not eat food that has been in contact with flies.
Screen the baby's bed and keep files away from the baby bottle. the baby's

lood and the baby's "comtorier
Keep Mies away from the sick especially those all with typhoid fever scarlet

lever diphtheria and tuberculosis. Screen the patient's Ded. Kill every fly

that enters the sich room. Iminediately disintect and dispose of all discharges.
Catch the Mies as fast as they appear Use liquid poisons sticky My papers

and traps
Place either of these fly poisons in shallow dishes throughout the house

(a) Two teaspoonfuls of formaldehyde to a pint of water. or
b) One dram of Dichromate of polash dissolved in two ounces of water

sweetened with plenty of sugar.
To quickly clear rooms of flies, burn Dyrethrum powder or blow powdered black

fing into the air of the room with a powder blower. This causes flies to fall
to the floor in stunned condition. They must then be gathered up and destroyed.

Eliminato the Breeding Places of Fllos.
Sprinkle chloride of lime or kerosene over contents of privy vaults and garbage

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.
Pour kerosene into the drains. Keep sewerage system in good order, repair all

leaks immediately.
Clean cuspidors every day. Keep 5 per cent solution of carbolic acid in them

all the time. Get rid of sawdust bores wed as cuspidors - destroy them

they're insanitary.
Don't allow dirt lo accumulate in corners, behind doors. back of radiators.

under stoves, etc.
Allow no decaying matter of any sort to accumulate on or near your premises.
FLIES IN THE HOME INDICATE A CARELESS HOUSEKEEPER.

REMENBER: NO DIRT - NO FLIES
If there is nuisance in the
Reighborhood notify the

LOCAL HEALTH OFFICER.

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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.

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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.

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