Public Health Notes

M. P. Horowitz
1917 American journal of public health (New York, N.Y. : 1912)  
Two years have elapsed now without a case ,of smallpox for this city, though naturally the department does not cease to warn the people and to urge vaccination. Ten cases and one death were reported for infantile paralysis. General sanitation is well maintained by the house-to-house inspection method. Mosquito breeding-places are being abolished, garbage containers are kept tightly covered, and open privies, on account of the extended sewer system, are disappearing. In the laboratory nearly
more » ... boratory nearly 4,000 examinations were made and the findings are well feported. Deaths from all causes under 1 year of age numbered 110, 37 white and 73 colored, giving a rate, excluding still births, of 102.8 per 1,000 births. There were 35 deaths, under two years, due to diarrhoea and enteritis. The report is well prepared and satisfactory. The work seems thorough and the rates reported, particularly for the whole population, are excellent.
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