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VIRGINIA
HEALTH BULLETIN

A MONTHLY JOURNAL DEVOTED
TO THE

PUBLIC HEALTH

ISSUED BY THE

STATE BOARD OF HEALTH

OF THE

COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

JULY 190K-JUNE 1912.

RICHMOND, VA.,
STATE BOARD OF HEALTH.

4. Sanitary Wells and Springs :o:<\ How to Get Them 49

Cancer: What Our People Should Know About It 65

ti. Typhoid Fever and lis Prevention in Town and Country 73

Extra No. 2. A Tuberculosis Catechism for Beginners, Revised Edition. . 7. Suggested Municipal Ordinances for the Protection of the Public Health ... 89

5. Sewage Disposal Plants for Private Homes 121

0. A Register of Physicians Practicing in Virginia and a List of the Countv

Hoards of Health '.137

10-11. Fresh Air in Prevention and Cure 1(>7

12, The War on Disease: Papers Read Before the Public Health Association of

Virginia, October, 1911 I'll

VOLUME IV.
(January-December, 1912.)
(To be Completed.)

1-2. Virginia Health Bulletin. 1912 1

3. A Tuberculosis Catechism for Beginners, Third Edition 3:5

4. Why Vital Statistics Are to be Registered in Virginia 41

Extra No. I. The Fundamentals of Farm Sanitation 73

5. The Simple Truth About Hookworm Disease in Virginia 89

ti. The Wary House Fly 105

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INTRODUCTION.

"Public Health is the foundation on which reposes the happiness of the people and the prosperity and power of tbe country."

The people of Virginia illustrated their knowledge of this great fact, through their representatives in the Legislature at the last session of that body by providing for the re-organization of the State Board of Health into the new Department of Health. This re-organization went into effect July the first. It marks the first decisive step by the Commonwealth of Virginia along the line of modern medical thought and in the process of evolution of the science of guarding the public health by preventing disease and restraining it from spreading. The old Board of Health was hampered always by inadequate means and lack of power. It is a gratifying fact and a"cause for just pride in the medical profession and the citizenship of the State that the movement for the development and re-organization had the hearty support of the members of the former Board —a support inspired by patriotic and generous regard for the welfare of the public and disregard of personal interests and ambitions.

It is equally an evidence of the devotion and high standards of the doctors of our State that they co-operate in the movement to diminish disease, to lessen the annual sum of human suffering and misery, proud to forget that in so doing they are helping to reduce the demand for their services.

Published Monthly by the State Department of Health, Richmond.
Application for entry at the post-office at Richmond, Va., as second class matter.

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