Public Health Papers and Reports, Volume 33, Issue 2

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American Public Health Association., 1908
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Vol. 33, pt. 2, vols. 34-36 are reprints from the American journal of public hygiene; vol. 37 from American journal of public health.

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Page 77 - States and abroad, points so strongly to the poisonous properties of preservatives that their use as a class should, under the act, be inhibited in foods and food products. In order to obtain the views of eminent physiologists and hygienists, health officers, and physicians in the United States as to the propriety of using preservatives in foods, a list of questions was sent out from the Department of Agriculture, to which a large number of replies was received. These questions and the replies have...
Page 53 - ... minutes at room temperature, place the dish bottom down in the incubator. Plating should always be done in a place free from dust or currents of air. In order that colonies may have sufficient food for proper development, 10 cc of agar shall be used for each plate. 67. Determination of Taste and Odor of Milk. — After the plates have been prepared and placed in the incubator, the taste and odor of the milk shall be determined after warming the milk to 100° F.4 68.
Page 108 - Negri bodies in smears, changes rather quickly at room temperature, but kept in the icebox it gives good results for an indefinite time. The stain is poured on the smear and held over the flame until it steams. The smear is then washed in tap water and blotted with fine filter paper. With this stain the Negri bodies appear a magenta, the nerve cells blue, and the red blood cells yellow or salmon color.
Page 110 - The Central Registration Office Should Have Full Control of the Local Machinery, and Its Rules Should Have the Effect of Law ; 7.
Page 108 - Saturday, and no others. (b) A monthly bulletin should include all deaths that occurred during the calendar month, and no others. (c) An annual report should include all deaths that occurred during the calendar year, and no others. NOTE. — The basis of compilation should be the occurrence of the deaths, not the time of receipt in the registration office. No allowance or "offsetting" need be made for "delayed returns" in a fully effective administration of a Suite or city office.
Page 65 - Woodward, of Washington, who said in an article in the Michigan Journal of Vital Statistics for March, 1908, that the use of registration as a source of vital statistics is paramount to its use for legal purposes, and that if the public health should be the chief concern of the statesman, as has been wisely said, and if vital statistics serve to increase the efficiency of measures tending to preserve and to promote such health, the importance of registration is greater from a statistical standpoint...
Page 65 - Association on demography and vital statistics hi their sanitary relations, in a report made in 1902, states that deaths are registered primarily for legal purposes ; that is, for the protection of certain rights and privileges of individuals and of families. This is the first and most important use of records of deaths and the sort of utility which appeals most strongly to the public.
Page 53 - ... flame, and pour the agar into the plate, using the same care as before to avoid exposure of the plate contents to the air. Carefully and thoroughly mix the agar and diluted milk in the Petri dish by a rotary motion, avoiding the formation of air bubbles or slopping the agar, and after allowing the agar to harden for at least fifteen minutes at room temperature place the dish bottom down in the incubator.
Page 66 - ... sanitation is chiefly concerned. Nowhere do the sanitary possibilities in vital statistics, and the difficulties in the way of their realization, become more apparent than in the study of the general death rate. The popularly accepted index to the healthfulness of the community depends, according to the same authority, upon four primary factors : First, an arbitrarily fixed unit of space ; second, an arbitrarily fixed unit of time ; third, the number of people ; and, fourth, the number of deaths.
Page 105 - ... death. 5. Instructions in regard to the reporting of occupations should be uniform in population, industrial and mortality schedules (certificates of death), and uniform instructions should be prepared for physicians and local registrars, and enforced by State registration offices, on this basis. 6. Occupations should be stated for all decedents over ten years of age (and for decedents under ten years of age if employed in a mill, factory, or in any gainful occupation). 7. For children under...

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