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Influenza Encyclopedia

ï~~ TARY BULLETfN MONTH OF FEBRUARY, 1919 une Month, 1917 and 1918 1917 1918 597 628. 17.04 18.01 CAUSES'1 ar)... 0 0 1 2 0 6 79 109 0 5 36 24 32 3 2 0 9 1 7 78 83 1 5 14 35 28 1919 737 21.16 0 0 2 2 2 4 82 52 29 4 171 25 33 I r IIRVVTI Entered at the Cincinnati Postoff ice at Cincinnati, Ohio, as second-class matter VOL. 3 APRIL 10, 1919 No. 1 CINCINNAT I BEAUTY HINT 64 19 56 220U 229 334 309 24 66 37 9 62 224 230 60 38 23 108 283 225. i i i;f In the journal of the American Medical Association, we note the following: "For giving the face a good color, buy a box of rouge and a rabbit's foot. Bury them two miles from where you live and walk out and back once a day to see that they are still there." REPORTING TUBERCULOSIS In the final classification just issued by the State Registrar of Vital Statistics, we find 976 deaths charged to all forms of tuberculosis for the year 1918. Needless to say, we are not proud of this record, but we are going to do better this year. Knowledge of its prevalence is the first requisite in the control of any disease. Sorry to say that 269, or 27.0 per cent of the above cases had never been reported during the life time of the patient, and of this number 179 cases were treated by local physicians. Again, there were only 1,280 active cases reported last year. It is generally conceded that for every death from tuberculosis, there are five active cases, which means that approximately 3,500 have not been reported. The situation is a serious one. Many -physicians are not reporting their known cases; others are slow in establishing a diagnosis. Not all of the diagnostic means are employed to clear u-. doubtful cases. We have a splendidly equipped laboratory and are prepared to make all tests as often as may be necessary. Physicians have the privilege of referring cases to the Anti-Tuberculosis League Dispensary for observation-free consultation service. The League, too, is prepared to send a nurse into the home to instruct the patient and other members of the family. When we can bring the early cases to light, the proper control will follow. In the meantime, physicians are reminded again that under the law all known cases of tuberculosis must be reported to the Health Department. The doctor is not to assume that any case has been reported because the patient was under the care of some other physician. Let us all go over our records carefully and report those cases that may have been overlooked during the busy year of 1918. CONTROL OF THE MILK SUPPLY Three things are essential for clean and safe milk: First, dairy inspection; secondly, pasteurization; thirdly, laboratory control. Dairy inspection means education in the vast majority of cases. It means a sympathetic interest which will encourage economical production by the most approved methods. Most dairymen want to deliver a high grade milk. The score 300 305 29 28 (62 19.03 256 278 29 31 594 17.03 I 4

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