Public Health Papers and Reports, Volume 11

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American Public Health Association., 1886
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 276 - 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 277 - 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 2 - Work while it is called today, for the night cometh when no man can work...
Page 293 - I move that the Secretary be instructed to cast the ballot of the Association for the election of the members whose names were proposed by the Council yesterday.
Page 281 - ... 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 woodwork 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 91 - ... precept upon precept; line upon line; here a little, there a little.
Page 279 - In diseases like small-pox and scarlet fever, in which the infectious agent is given off from the entire surface of the body, occasional ablutions with Labarraque's Solution, diluted •with twenty parts of water, will be more suitable than the stronger solution above recommended.
Page 275 - ... with soap and hot water; finally throw open doors and windows and ventilate freely. FOR MERCHANDISE AND THE MAILS.* The disinfection of merchandise and of the mails will only be required under exceptional circumstances; free aeration will usually be sufficient. If disinfection seems necessary, fumigation with sulphur dioxide, as recommended for woolen clothing, etc., will be the only practicable method of accomplishing it.
Page 274 - I : 1000; recommended only for the hands, or for washing away infectious material from a limited area, not as a bath for the entire surface of the body. FOR THE DEAD. Envelop the body in a sheet thoroughly saturated with:— 1. Chloride of lime in solution, 4 per cent.
Page 139 - ... between the east coast of South America and the West Coast of Africa.

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