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FOR THE USE OF

BOARDS OF HEALTH

OF

MASSACHUSETTS,

CONTAINING THE

STATUTES RELATING TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH,

THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE MEDICAL
EXAMINERS, AND THE REGISTRATION

OF VITAL STATISTICS,

WITH REFERENCES TO THE

DECISIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT OF MASSA-

CHUSETTS ON THE SAME.

PREPARED AT THE DIRECTION OF THE

STATE BOARD OF HEALTII.

BOSTON:
WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS,

18 Post OFFICE SQUARE.

1897.

W THE FRANCIS A. COUNTWAY

UBRARY OF MEDICINE

CONTENTS.

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ORGANIZATION OF THE STATE BOARD OF HEALTH OF

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Members of the Board, 1896-'97. HENRY P. WALCOTT, M D., Chairman, .

CAMBRIDGE. FRANK W. DRAPER, M.D.,

BOSTON. HIRAM F. MILLS, C.E.,

LAWRENCE. GERARD C. TOBEY, Esq.,

WAREHAM JA ES W. HULL,

PITTSFIELD. CHARLES H. PORTER,

QUINCY. JULIAN A. MEAD, M.D., .

WATERTOWN.
SAMUEL W. ABBOTT, M.D., Secrelary, Room 142, STATE HOUSE, BOSTON.
JOSEPH P. DAVIS, C.E., Consulting Engineer.
X. H. GOODNOUGH, C.E., Chief Engineer, Room 139,
STATE HOUSE,

BOSTON.
T. M. DROWN, M.D., Consulting Chemist.
WILLIAM T. SEDGWICK, Ph.D., Consulting Biologist
(Mass. Institute of Technology), ..

BOSTON
ELLEN H, RICHARDS, S.B., Consulting Water Analyst.

Water

Bus ron. H. W. CLARK, Chemist (in charge of Experiment Station), LAWRENCE THEOBALD SMITH, M.D., Pathologist (Bussey Institution),

. FOREST HILLS, ROXBURY. CHARLES P. WORCESTER, M.D., Analyst of Food and

VORCESTER, M.D.,
Drugs,

501 STATE HOUSE, BOSTON.

Standing Committees of the Board.

ELECTED JUNE, 1896. On Finance. Messrs MEAD, WALCOTT and Hull. On Water Supply and Sewerage. Messrs. Mills, WALCOTT, Hull,

DRAPER and TOBEY. On Public Institutions. – Messrs. PORTER, WALCOTT, Mills and DRAPER. On Food and Drugs. — Messrs. W'ALCOTT, DRAPER and PORTER. On Legislation and Legal Proceedings. — Messrs. TOBEY, MEAD and Hull. On Health of Towns and Correspondence with Local Boards of Health.

Messrs. DRAPER, MILLS and MEAD. On Contagious Diseases Messrs. WALCOTT, DRAPER and PORTER On Publications. — Messrs. WALCOTT, HULL and DRAPER. On Registration of Vital Statistics. — Messrs. DRAPER, WALCOTT and

PORTER A digest of the power and duties of the State Board of Health is published in this Manual (page 187).

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