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Influenza Encyclopedia

ï~~ Mei 1g6iiAdoo.s nAq peioeioid eq Aew pue Aced paiqje Aq euppei jo AJCaqi eUO!}E j eiB JO uoq13ej1oo ql woil peidoo sBM abed siiq uo jeuaaEewej 20 BULLETIN ARIZONA BOARD OF HEALTH Health is Purchasable. Let Arizona Get Hers Incidentally, the writer believes that an automatic classification of dairies should be provided for. A score is provided to indicate the ex cellence of the milk product. There is another score that shows the com pleteness of the sanitary equipment of the dairy farm. When anaverage of satisfactory nature is shown, the dairy should automatsally be ranked as Class A and be allowed to charge a Class A price for its milk. A dairy whose average falls below a certain point should be listed as Class B and be required to advertise ts products as Class B milk. In this way,there would be a perpetual premium on cleanliness and quality. MANY CLINICS STARTED. Venereal Disease Control Campaign Show A Splendid Impetus. During the month of October, 1919, the U. S. Health service reported 217 clinics for the treatment of Venereal diseases in operation under the joint control of the U. S. Public Health Service and the State boards of health These free clinics had been started in 34 States. Some States had only one. New York had 29. There were 9,6:6 new admissions during the month and 27,334 remaining from the preceding month, making a total of 37,000 under treatment. There were 97,693 treatments administered to the patients under the care of these clinics, of these treatments, 18,072 were the administration of arsphenamine. SUPPLEMENTARY READERS In various quarters, the value of the Bulletin as a Supplementary Reader is recognized. Many of its articles touch on social and economic problems that will interest and extend the vocabulary of the older pupils. Teachers wishng extra copies for this purpose 'an secure same by mailing a request to the Secretary State Board of Health, Phoenix. Do not take drugs to cure the headache. Consult a physician, a dentist or an oculist, to see if the cause can be located. Often tme eyes, or the teeth may he at fault. SCHOOLS AND EPIDEMICS. Investigation Emphasizes the Desir p'-'ity of Having Schools Continue Closing schools as a means of controlling epidemics of measles, whooping cough, scarlet fever,ediptheria, smallpox, and poliomyelitis should be considered as a last resort to be used only when thorough and systematic application of other measures fails to effect control. As a method it is clumsy, unscientific, and unsatisfactory, for it fails to control and results in the loss of school time and money. The modern method of careful daily inspection of infected schools, isolation of sick children, and quarantine of contracts, is both more effective and economical. Such is the summary of report made by a committee of the Bureau of Education cooperating with a similar committee of the American Public Health Association. They decided that the successful control of epidemic diseases among school children requires: 1. Keeping the schools open, with the possible exception of sparsely settled rural districts when medical inspection can not be obtained and where aggregation takes place only in the schools; 2. Careful daily or frequent periodical inspection of schools; 3. Careful provision for exclusion of cases and contacts, emphasis being placed on clinical data rather than upon fixed periods of exclusion; 4. Systematic home visitation; and 5. Reliance upon natural and physical cleaning rather than upon chemical disinfectants. KEEPING FIT. An exhibit has been taken to the boys of High School age in 24 cities and towns of Arizona by the Boy's Work Secretary of the Y. M. C. A., working in conjunction with Dr. Causey of the State Board of Health. Boys were shown the value of keeping fit physically. Hundreds of helpful pamphlets were distributed. The work will be resumed after Feb. 16th, the national "Father and Son" day. OF TIE ARIZONA STATE BOARD OF HEALTH Published Quarterly by the Arizona State Board of Health, Phoenix, Arizona. Entered at the Phoenix, Arizona, Post Office as Second Class Mail Matter. VOL. VIII APRIL, 1920. WHOLE NO. 13 STATE BOARD OF HEALTH GOVERNOR THOMA$ E. CAMPBELL, President ATTORNEY GENERAL WILEY E. JONES, Vice-President DR. GEORGE E. GOODRICH, Secretary CONTENTS Roster of H ealth O fficers------------------------- ----- - - Table of Births................................. Period July 1 to December 31, 1919. Pages 2 Editorial Coment-.3-4 I il t!III I Vital Statistics.-..........................------------------------....-...........-...... 5 Review of What the State Health Departments Ask of the Medical Profession. By Dr. Geo. E. Goodrich, State Supt. of Health. Points on Rabies..............................-............................................. 8 By Jane Rider, Director of State Laboratory, Tucson, Arizona. Health Pam phlets Free~---- ----------------------------------------------------.------------- 9 Value of Pure Water........................................--.........__................. g Table of Deaths...-.......--........----..........--------------......................10-11 Period July 1 to December 31, 1919. Miami Helps the Children (Illustrated)...........................12 Details of a Valuable Child Welfare Exhibit by Ruth E. Wendell, R. N., Health Supervisor, Miami Public Schools. Killing the Babies.....-.............. --.....................-............. -.....8 Analysis of Deaths from Preventable Causes Venereal Disease Control.........-......-------------------------.--------------.----.........-15 Methods Being Employed in Arizona. By Dr. Z. Causey, Director Bureau for Control of Venereal Diseases After Health Facts -.....---................-............................... _.................19 Plans of State Survey of Existing Conditions. Tuberculosis Problems................-.....-.--.--.........................................20 Details of Campaign Against White Plague This Bulletin will be mailed regularly to any person in Arizona upon request mailed to the Secretary of the State Board of Health at Phoenix.

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