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FOR

Promoting the Public Health,

1848 to 1851,

TO WHICH IS ADDED, THE

PRACTICE OF THE GENERAL AND LOCAL BOARDS

OF HEALTH,

With copious Potes and Tables,

BY

CUTHBERT W. JOHNSON, ESQ.,

BARRISTER AT LAW,

CHAIRMAN OF THE CROYDON LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH.

LONDON:

CHARLES KNIGHT, 90, FLEET STREET,

PUBLISHER BY AUTHORITY

TO THE

BOARD OF HEALTH AND TO THE POOR LAW BOARD.

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LONDON : PRINTED BY A. SWEETING, BARTLETT'S BUILDINGS, HOLBORN.

TO

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

HUGH,

VISCOUNT EBRINGTON,

&c., &c., &c.,

THE LATE ABLE CHAIRMAN

OF THE

Metropolitan Commissioners of Sewers,

WITH WHOM THE EDITOR

HAD THE ADVANTAGE AND PLEASURE OF SERVING, DURING AN EARLY,

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ADVERTISEMENT.

In the notes to this little volume will be found most of the results of my experience as one of the late Commissioners for the Metropolitan Sewers, and as Chairman of the Croydon Local Board of Health.

Whatever practical knowledge is found in its pages, I owe to the intelligence and zeal of my brother Commissioners of the Court in Greek Street, and of the Board of Croydon. To their laborious inquiriesto the unflinching execution of their duties—not only their own local districts, but the community at large, are, I well know, under deep and permanent obligations.

I have also, in the execution of this work, been much indebted to the kindness of Mr. Edwin Chadwick and Dr. Southwood Smith, of the General Board of Health, to Mr. T. Taylor, its Assistant Secretary, for many valuable suggestions and communications (who has also very carefully revised all those pages which relate to opinions expressed by the General Board), and to Mr. A. Walbridge, one of the other officers of the General Board, for the Tables relating to Provisional Orders.

C. W. JOHNSON.

14, Gray's Inn Square,

April, 1852.

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