Excerpt from book: THE AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION- THIRTEENTH ANNUAL MEETING. Morning Session?first Day. The medical wisdom of many of our most important cities was represented on Monday, 'December 9, 1885, at Willard's Hall, in Washington, where this important and eminent Association convened in its thirteenth annunl session. The delegates came from nearly every State in the Union and the dominion of Canada. It was called to order at 10 A.m. by the President, Dr. J. C. Reeves, of Wheeling, West Virginia, and after the general routine business was disposed of, the reading of papers commenced. The first paper was read by Dr. E. M. Hunt, of Trenton, N. J., in which he discussed the various terms now used in sanitary, statistical and parasitical nomenclature. Dr. John S. Billings, U. S. A., followed in an able and lengthy paper on "Forms of Tables for Vital Statistics." After discussing different forms now in use, he proceeded to explain what ought to be included in or rejected from such tables. In conclusion, attention was called to the importance of using graphic representations of the results of studies of vital statistics, to be given in the form of diagrams and shaded maps, which, although rather expensive, would be much more satisfactory and cheaper in the end. An interesting paper followed upon "The Relations of Rain-fall and Water Supply to Cholera," by Dr. Henry B. Baker, of Lansing, Mich., which showed that where the water supply was good and the rain-fall abundant cholera was greatly decreased. "The Virus of Hog Cholera" was the subject of a paper read by Dr. D. E. Salmon, D. V. S. He estimated the ravages of hog choleraduring the present year as costing the snug little sum of $30,000,000, in addition to its very material influence upon human health, due to conta...
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|Number of Pages:||370|
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