Report, Volume 1

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Page 58 - The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend.
Page 4 - ... the State Board of Health and Vital Statistics of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Of the six persons first appointed, two shall serve for two years, two for four years, and two for six years...
Page 56 - The days of our years are three score years and ten ; and if by reason of strength, they be four score years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow ; for it is soon cut off and we fly away Who knoweth the power oi Thine an/er?
Page 4 - The state board of health shall take cognizance of the interests of health and life among the citizens of the commonwealth. It shall make sanitary investigations and inquiries in respect to the causes of disease, and especially of epidemics and the sources of mortality and the effects of localities, employments, conditions, and circumstances, on the public health...
Page 5 - State boards, in regard to the location, drainage, water supply, disposal of excreta, heating, and ventilation of any public institution or building.
Page 5 - That it shall be the duty of the state board to give all information that may be reasonably requested, concerning any threatened danger to the public health, to the...
Page 5 - Said board may, from time to time, engage suitable persons to render sanitary service, and to make or supervise practical and scientific investigations and examinations requiring expert skill, and to prepare plans and report relative thereto.
Page 5 - ... infirmaries, prisons and schools, and from the managers, principals and officers thereof; and from all other public institutions, their officers...
Page 39 - ... study the vital statistics of this State, and endeavor to make intelligent and profitable use of the collected records of deaths and of sickness among the people ; they shall make sanitary investigations and inquiries respecting the causes of disease, and especially of epidemics ; the causes of mortality, and the effects of localities, employments, conditions, ingesta, habits, and circumstances on the health of the people.
Page 4 - The secretary shall hold his office so long as he shall faithfully discharge theĽ duties thereof, but may be removed for just cause at a regular meeting of the board, a majority of the members voting therefor.

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