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Disease germs lead a hand to mouth existence. If the human race would
learn to keep the unwashed hand away from the mouth many human diseases
would be greatly diminished. We handle infectious matter more or less constantly and we continually carry the hands to the mouth. If the hand has
recently been in contact with infectious matter the germs of disease may
in this way be introduced into the body. Many persons wet their fingers with
saliva before counting money, turning the pages of a book, or performing
similar acts. In this case the process is reversed, the infection being carried to the object handled, there to await carriage to the mouth of some
other careless person. In view of these facts the U. S. Public Health Service
has formulated the following simple rules of personal hygiene and recommends their adoption by every person in the United States.
WASH THE HANDS TMMEDTATELY
Before handling, preparing or serving food,
After using the toilet,
After attending the sick, and
After handling anything dirty.
DO YOU KNOW THAT
Peace hath her health problems no less than war?
Constant vigilance is the price of freedom from flies?
The physical vigor of its citizens is the Nation's greatest asset?
Idleness is the thief of health?
Infected towels spread eye diseases?
Half the blindness in the world could have been prevented by
prompt and proper care?
Vol. 4 AUGUST, 1917.. No. 8
City of Oakland, California
F. F. JACKSON, M. D.
Commissioner of Public Health and Safety
I lealth Department
KIRBY B. SMITH, M. D. Health Officer
JOHN H. MELLON, Secretary
A. M. THOMPSON, Market and Food Inspector
C. C. WING, D. V. S., Veterinarian
J. H. EUSTICE, Plumbing and Sanitary Inspector
P. P. MUSSER, M. D., Bacteriologist
JESSIE V. BERRY, A. B., Chemist
LOUISE SCHMITS, R. N., Head Nurse. 1 Ill
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