The Practitioner, Volume 23

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John Brigg, 1879 - Family medicine
 

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Page 73 - That there shall be established a National Board of Health to consist of seven members, to be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, not more than one of whom shall be appointed from any one State, whose compensation, during the time when actually engaged in the performance of their duties...
Page 74 - ... per diem each and reasonable expenses, and of one medical officer of the Army, one medical officer of the Navy, one medical officer of the Marine Hospital Service, and one officer from the Department of Justice, to be detailed by the Secretaries of the several Departments and the Attorney General, respectively, and the officers so detailed shall receive no compensation. Said board shall meet in Washington within...
Page 309 - ... in disease. The experiments on the healthy liver of the dog, on the normal, and on the abnormal human liver, are three sets of experiments closely related, but still distinct. The facts derived from any one of the three cannot he substituted for those of the other two.
Page 74 - ... requested and directed to cooperate with them for that purpose, shall report to Congress at its next session, a full statement of its transactions, together with a plan for a National public health organization, which plan shall be prepared after consultation with the principal sanitary organizations, and the sanitarians of the several States of the United States, special attention being given to the subject of quarantine, both maritime and inland, and specially as to regulations which should...
Page 74 - SEC. 3. That the Board of Health, with the assistance of the Academy of Science, which is hereby requested and directed to cooperate with them for that purpose, shall report to Congress at its next session a full statement of its transactions, together with a plan for a national...
Page 77 - ... The mortality was at the annual rate per 1,000 in the last three decenniads of 22-36 in 1841-50, 22'24 in 1851-60, and 22-51 in 1861-70. In the last seven years, 1871-7, the mortality was at the rate of 21-64, or -87 per 1,000 less than in the ten years last quoted. Thus we may hope that there is...
Page 389 - ... scanty ; and it is reasonable to infer that we shall be doing an important service to our patients so suffering by remedying this defect by artificial means. In malted barley we have at command an unlimited supply of diastatic power, and it is not surprising that many eyes have been turned in this direction, and that many efforts have been made to utilize this resource as a means of assisting the digestion of starchy food when the supply of natural diastase is deficient.
Page 73 - An act to prevent the introduction of infectious or contagious diseases into the United States, and to establish a national board of health," approved March 3, 1879, be, and the same is hereby, repealed.
Page 243 - I have given it in many cases of apparently uncontrollable diarrhea, that is to say, cases of diarrhea which were not controlled by the ordinary remedies, such, for example, as opium, bismuth, tannin, ipecacuanha, etc., and I have found it almost invariably have the effect of arresting the intestinal flux, and of relieving intestinal pain and irritation in a very short time. I say " almost " invariably, for when I first gave it I found no such good result, and on inquiry I found that one of my colleagues...
Page 78 - Wales 2,000,000 of people have probably been added since the census of 1871, the greater part of whom will be found in the towns. Now, according to our law, this should imply an increase of mortality ; and no doubt such an increase would have been observed had there not been a countervailing law in operation. (2.) The mortality was at the annual rate per 1,000 in the last three decenniads of 22^36 in 1841-50, 22-24 in 1851-60, and 22-51 in 1861-70. In the last seven years, 1871-7, the mortality was...

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