Report of the Department of Health of the City of Brooklyn, N.Y. 1875/76

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Department of Health, 1897

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Page 456 - Every tenement or lodging house, and every part thereof, shall be kept clean and free from any accumulation •of dirt, filth, garbage, or other matter in or on the same, or in the yard, court, passage, area, or alley connected with or belonging to the same.
Page 418 - cellar " shall be taken to mean and include every basement or lower story of any building or house of which onehalf or more of the height from the floor to the ceiling is below the level of the street adjoining. The phrase
Page 456 - ... or part thereof, shall, whenever any person in such house is sick of fever, or of any infectious, pestilential or contagious disease, and such sickness is known to such owner, keeper, agent or lessee, give immediate notice thereof to the board of health, or to...
Page 441 - And no person shall contribute to the making of any such accumulations. Nor shall any straw, hay, or other substance which has been used as bedding for animals, be placed or dried upon any street or sidewalk, or roof of any building, nor shall any straw, hay, or other substance, or the contents of any mattress, or bed, be deposited, or burned ; nor shall accumulation thereof be made within two hundred feet of any street without a permit from this Board.
Page 456 - ... or part thereof, shall thoroughly cleanse all the rooms, passages, stairs, floors, windows, doors, walls, ceilings, privies, cess-pools and drains thereof...
Page 448 - That every person, being the parent or guardian, or having the care, custody, or control of any minor, or other individual, shall (to the extent of any means, power, and authority of said parent, guardian, or other person, that could properly be used or exerted for such purpose) cause and procure such minor or individual to be so promptly, frequently, and effectively vaccinated, that such minor or individual shall not take, or be liable to take, the small-pox.
Page 424 - Every person, when cleaning any street, shall clean, and every contractor shall cause to be cleaned, the gutters and parts of the street along which the water will run, before using any water to wash the same ; and no substance that could be before scraped away shall be washed or allowed to be carried or be put into the sewer, or into any receptacle therewith connected.
Page 452 - It shall be the duty of the parents of any child born in said city (and if there be no parent alive that has made such report, then of the next of kin of such child born), and of every person present at such birth, within ten days after such birth, to...
Page 422 - ... of its height and space above the level of every part of the sidewalk and curbstone of any adjacent street, nor of which the floor is damp by reason of water from the ground, or which is impregnated or penetrated by any offensive gas, smell or exhalation prejudicial to health.
Page 445 - ... to avoid giving said disease to others), and the duty of every physician hearing of any such sick person, who he shall have reason to think requires the attention of this...

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