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ï~~ ---------------- ----------------------.777 CINCINNATI o'anitaqU Int VOL.s 6 XCGST 1inltI2 y r.ems. "M.0' OHIO'S HEALTH BULLETIN Disconttinued After Thirty Years of Service. For Iore than 30 years, or practically since the establishment of the State Board in 1886, there has been published by the State, a monthly bulletin in which were chronicled the activities of the State Department of Health, the prevalence of communicable diseases, and information and advice concerning health betterment. For some reason, which is beyond our ken, the publication of this bulletin has been suspended, which leaves us with no regular printed >ource of information concerning health conditions of the State. Call it economy if Vou will hot it is a false kind which takes away from an excellent departmernt its medium o f expressioi. But we still have the mimeographed weekly and broad-casting which shrieks from the house-tops. ST I)EPARTMIEXT OF H{EALjTH. Third Annual Conference of Heahlt Cornntssioaern. The Third Annual Conference of Health Commissioners of Ohio will be held at Columbus on September 5, 6, 7, 8, in the New Southern Hotel. The Winter Garden, a large and comfortable hall, has been secured for this purpose. Attendance at the conference is compulsory. The meeting this year will be a combined conference and institute. Prominent speakers have been secured in the persons of Dr. Geo. E. Vincent, Chairman, International Health Board and formerly President of the University of Minnesota: Dr. V. H. Park, Professor of Hygiene at Bellevue Hospital Medical College, and Director of New York City Department of Health Laboratories: Dr.~ W. S. Rankin, Health Officer of the State of North Carolina. There will be ample time for discussion of the various problems presented by the speakers. A part of the program will be devoted to educational hygiene. 11) REK I nvest igat ion fly the State Depart ment of Htltlh. As noted in our article tublished in the \hy, 192, SANITARY B:LLE IN, a peti tion was tiled by the Cincinnati Board of Health with the State Department of Health in accordance w ith the pros isions of Section 1249 of the General Code, requesting the abatement of insanitarv con(itions in I.)uek t 'reek caused hv dicharge vi sewage front portions of Ciiicinnati and Norwood into the creek. Similar petitions were tiled at Columbus by the Board of Hlealth of Notwood, and the llamilton County District lkoard of Health. Duck Creek paes through territory in Cincinnati, Norwood, and a small parLion of the cunity outside of the two cities. It is hardly necessary to dwel upon the urgency of action looking to ward the cleaning ttp of Duck Creek. For many years Duck Creek has been an open sewer, and health and conifort have suffered much from the consequent filthy condition along this watercourse. A brief explanation: Of the situation whereby the State is now requested to take action may not he amis sTen years ago) Cincinnati volmutarily tindertook the construction of sewerage alon Duck Creek to eliminate the use of the creek as an open sewer. Progres swas soon manifest in the form of an intercepter built from the mouth of I Duck Creek up to a point near Kennedy Av. enne; or roughly, over two-thirds of the creek's course has been covered. Although the voters of Cincinnat have expressed themselves favorably upon bond issues for the completion of the job, the city has been unable to finance the itnprovemeniett owin to financial restrictions. Two offenditg cities complicate the problem over which local boards of health have no jtiuridiction, therefore, we invoked the aid of the State iepa rt - meit of Health in the hope that they may order the completion of the inter cepter. Orders of the State carry with them ways and mean" of oyercoming the

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