Biennial Report of the State Board of Health of California, Volume 1

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State of California Department of Public Health., 1871 - California
1892/1894-1894/1896 include also, The Transactions of the second and fourth annual sanitary conventions held at San Josť, April 16, 1894 and Los Angeles, April 20, 1896.
 

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Page 102 - The record of births shall state, in separate columns, the date of the birth, the name of the child, (if it have any,) the sex and color of the child, the place of birth, the...
Page 27 - The third reason of the frightful extent of this crime is found in the grave defects of our laws, both common and statute, as regards the independent and actual existence of the child before birth, as a living being. These errors, which are sufficient in most instances to prevent conviction, are based, and only based, upon mistaken and exploded medical dogmas. With strange inconsistency, the law fully acknowledges the foetus in utero and its inherent rights, for civil purposes; while personally and...
Page 108 - ... that over or across any such area there may be steps necessary for access to any building above the vault, cellar, or room to which such area adjoins, if the same be so placed as not to be over, across, or opposite to any such external window...
Page 108 - ... and extending along the entire frontage thereof, and upwards from six inches below the level of the floor thereof up to the surface of the said street or ground, an open space of at least two feet and six inches wide in every part, nor unless the same be well and effectually drained...
Page 4 - It shall be the duty of the board, and they are hereby instructed, to examine into, and report what, in their best judgment is the effect of the use of intoxicating liquor as a beverage, upon the industry, prosperity, happiness, health and lives of the citizens of the state. Also what additional legislation, if any, is necessary in the premises.
Page 15 - They shall make sanitary investigations and inquiries in respect to the people, the causes of disease, and especially of epidemics, and the sources of mortality and the effects of localities, employments, conditions and circumstances on the public health...
Page 95 - AIR !' was the general cry. Every insult that could be devised against the guard, all the opprobrious names and abuse that the suba, monickshund, &c. could be loaded with, were repeated to provoke the guard to fire upon us, every man that could rushing tumultuously towards the windows, with eager hopes of meeting the first shot. Then a general prayer to Heaven, to hasten the...
Page 104 - Any local authority may carry any sewer through across or under any turnpike road, or any street or place laid out as or intended for a street, or under any cellar or vault which may be under the pavement or carriageway of any street, and, after giving reasonable notice in writing to the owner or occupier (if on the report of the surveyor it appears necessary), into through or under any lands whatsoever within their district.
Page 27 - ... with a view to its general suppression." It -deplored abortion and its frequency and it listed three causes "of this general demoralization": The first of these causes is a wide-spread popular ignorance of the true character of the crime — a belief, even among mothers themselves, that the foetus is not alive till after the period of quickening. The second of the agents alluded to is the fact that the profession themselves are frequently supposed careless of foetal life .... The third reason...
Page 105 - ... drains shall communicate with and be emptied into such covered cesspool or other place, not being under any house...

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