Public Health Papers and Reports, Volume 25

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American Public Health Association., 1900
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 222 - There is no example of any one that has died in it; and you may believe I am well satisfied of the safety of this experiment, since I intend to try it on my dear little son. I am patriot enough to take pains to bring this useful invention into fashion in England...
Page 618 - ... drams. Said vial shall be covered and made water-tight by the use of a metal screw cap and a rubber or felt washer which has been immersed in melted paraffine ; or, if a test tube be used, it shall be covered with a tightly-fitting rubber cap.
Page 627 - ... disease germs;" and practical sanitation is now based upon the belief that the infecting agents in all kinds of infectious material are of this nature. Disinfection, therefore, consists essentially in the destruction of disease germs. Popularly, the term "disinfection" is used in a much broader sense. Any chemical agent which destroys or masks bad odors, or which arrests putrefactive decomposition, is spoken of as a disinfectant. And in the absence of any infectious disease, it is common to speak...
Page 627 - 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 134 - Milk which has been diluted with water or any other fluid, or to which has been added or into which has been introduced any foreign substance whatever.
Page 287 - Service, to investigate the origin and prevalence of leprosy in the United States, and to report upon what legislation is necessary for the prevention of the" spread of this disease; the expenses of this investigation, not exceeding the sum of five thousand dollars, to be paid from the fund for preventing the spread of epidemic diseases.
Page 36 - That in many cases of the disease, probably a majority, the primary infection, or colonization in the lungs, is followed by a "secondary infection" or a secondary colonization of this organism in the blood of the patient. This secondary infection may be complicated by the coinstantaneous passage of other organisms into the blood, or this complication may arise during the last hours of life.
Page vi - ... generally, to superintend the interests of the Association, and execute all such duties as may, from time to time, be committed to them by the Association.
Page 451 - Any failure to comply with the provisions of this Act shall be punished by a fine not to exceed two hundred dollars, or imprisonment not to exceed six months, or both.
Page 630 - ... even months after the patient has been removed from it, unless in the meantime it has been disinfected. If a second case does occur from exposure in such a room, it is evident that it has not been disinfected. But the non-occurrence of subsequent cases cannot always be taken as evidence that the means of disinfection resorted to were efficient. Negative evidence should be received with great caution. In the first place, the question as to whether susceptible individuals have been fairly exposed...

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