Report of the State Board of Health of the State of Tennessee, Volume 2

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Page 24 - State be requested to forward a copy of these resolutions to each of our senators and representatives in Congress, at the commencement of the next session thereof.
Page 558 - The injurious consequences which are likely to result from such misapprehension and misuse of the word disinfectant will be appreciated when it is known that, Recent researches have demonstrated that many of the agents which have been found useful as deodorizers, or as antiseptics, are entirely without value for the destruction of disease germs.
Page 564 - ... and other places where it may have settled, and to thoroughly cleanse crevices and out-of-the-way places. After this application of the disinfecting solution and an interval of twenty-four hours or longer for free ventilation, the floors and wood-work should be well scrubbed with soap and hot water, and this should be followed by a second more prolonged exposure to fresh air, admitted through open doors and windows.
Page 557 - The object of disinfection is to prevent the extension of infectious diseases by destroying the specific infectious material which gives rise to them. This is accomplished by the use of disinfectants. There can be no partial disinfection of such material; either its infecting power is destroyed, or it is not. In the latter case there is a failure to disinfect.
Page 562 - ... to the gallon of water will make a suitable solution for the disinfection of clothing. The articles to be disinfected must be thoroughly soaked with the disinfecting solution and left in it for at least two hours, after which they may be wrung out and sent to the wash. NB Solutions of corrosive sublimate should not be placed in metal receptacles, for the salt is decomposed and the mercury precipitated by contact with copper, lead, or tin. A wooden tub or earthen crock is a suitable receptacle...
Page 294 - State, for that purpose, with proper indexes thereto. The births, marriages, and deaths shall be numbered and recorded in the order in which they are received by the clerk, and the record of marriages shall be indexed, using both the name of the bridegroom and bride. The record of births shall state, in separate columns, the date of the birth, the name of the child (if it have any), the sex...
Page 153 - ... the Dominion and the British Government by which the 'consuls of this country or of England at foreign ports shall examine and take such action as they may deem effective, and notify the authorities of such government as has authority over any port to which any ship may sail in the United States or Canada, in order that such government may be in a position to take effective measures against the imp'ortation of these diseases. We are gratified that the authorities of the Dominion of Canada and...
Page 568 - The means of preventing them are as much under the power of human reason and industry as the means of preventing the evils of lightning and common fire. I am so satisfied of the truth of this opinion that I look for the time when our courts of law shall punish cities and villages for permitting any of the sources of malignant fevers to exist within their jurisdiction.
Page xi - SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, that within twenty days after the passage of this Act the Governor shall appoint five physicians of skill and experience, regular graduates of medicine, who have been engaged in practice not less than ten years, one from East Tennessee, three from Middle Tennessee, and one from West Tennessee. Three members of this Board so appointed shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any regular, called, or adjourned meeting. All vacancies occurring by...
Page 49 - ... in aid of State and local Boards, or otherwise in his discretion, in preventing and suppressing the spread of the same; and, in such emergency, in the execution of any quarantine laws which may be then in force.

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