Annual report of the State Board of Health of Massachusetts. 1875

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Wright & Potter, 1876
 

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Pagina 8 - Resolves, 1874, by striking out the words " containing more than four thousand inhabitants." (This note applies also to Sect. 1.) of the correct method of drainage and sewerage of the cities and towns of the Commonwealth, especially with regard to the pollution of rivers, estuaries and ponds by such drainage or sewerage, and to devise and report a system or method by which said cities or towns may be properly drained, and said rivers, estuaries and ponds may be protected against pollution, so far...
Pagina 8 - The state board of health shall investigate by themselves or by agents employed by them, the subject of the correct method of drainage and sewerage of the cities and towns of the Commonwealth, especially with regard to the pollution of rivers, estuaries and ponds by such drainage or sewerage...
Pagina 351 - This list might be extended almost indefinitely, and seems to be limited only by the bounds of human credulity. In Prance and Germany the precipitating processes have been given up as inefficient. In England a new
Pagina 317 - ... costs that may be awarded to the defendant, shall be deemed to be expenses properly incurred by the sewer authority in carrying into effect the purposes of this Act.
Pagina 457 - Parkes says (Practical Hygiene, p. 343) : "It should be a strict rule, that no drain-pipe of any kind should pass under a house. If there must be a pipe passing from front to back, or the reverse, it is much better to take it above the basement floor than underneath, and to have it exposed throughout its course.
Pagina 170 - Health shall investigate, by themselves or by agents appointed by them, the subject of the correct method of drainage and sewerage of the cities and towns of the Commonwealth, especially with regard to the pollution of rivers, estuaries, and ponds by such drainage or sewerage...
Pagina 486 - Health. The disorder in question may be comprehended under the general term disturbance of the digestive system, characterized by a sensation of giddiness and nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, severe abdominal pain, all of which was accompanied by fever, loss of appetite, continued indigestion, and mental depression.
Pagina 28 - ... nitrogen in the form of organic matter, and is incapable of putrefaction even when kept for some time in close vessels at a summer temperature. " Of the different kinds of pollution affecting rivers, animal organic matter as it occurs in sewage is that which renders water not only most offensive to the senses, but most likely to injure health both by its gaseous emanations and by its deleterious effects when used as a beverage.
Pagina 355 - When cut grass was given alone the result was very unsatisfactory ; but when oilcake was given in addition the amount of increase upon a given weight of animal within a given time, and for a given amount of dry substance of food consumed, was not far short of the average result obtained when oxen are fed under cover on a good mixed diet.
Pagina 514 - Registration of deaths represents the wrecks which strew the shore, while that of sickness would tell us of the coming storms and enable us to trim our vessels to meet them.

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