Report of the Department of Health of the City of Chicago

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1867-69 contains a sanitary history of Chicago from 1833 to 1870.

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Page 17 - No person, firm or corporation shall sell, offer or expose for sale...
Page 170 - After the vaccination is made, wait a few minutes and then pin a clean, soft handkerchief or a piece of clean, soft muslin to the shoulder-seam of the undershirt so as to hang loose over the spot and prevent the sleeve from rubbing it. This must be changed for a clean one every day, until the scab comes off and the surface is healed. The vesicle and resulting scab must not be broken or injured in any way and the arm and its coverings must be kept scrupulously clean from the time of the vaccination...
Page 231 - ... may direct; said examination may be made in whole or in part in writing, and shall be of a practical and elementary character but sufficiently strict to test the qualifications of the applicant.
Page 140 - Any person violating the provisions of this ordinance shall, upon conviction, be fined in a sum of not less than one dollar nor more than five dollars.
Page 269 - Under 1 Year. 1 to 5 Years. . ... 5 to 10 Years 10 to 20 Years. 20 to 30 Years. 30 to 40 Years 40 to 50 Years 50 to 60 Years.
Page 170 - The unbroken surface is nature's own "shield" against the access of disease germs. Do not scratch or rub, and do not handle the arm or change the handkerchief (or other dressing, if any) with dirty hands. After a vaccination is made with pure lymph on a clean arm, the important points are to secure and maintain thorough cleanliness of the site of vaccination and to prevent any injury of the surface or breaking of the vesicle.
Page 231 - ... chairman of said board of examiners; a second member, who shall be a master plumber; and a third member, who shall be a journeyman plumber. Said second and third members shall be appointed by the mayor and approved by the council...
Page 169 - That such a vaccination leaves a characteristic scar, unlike that from any other cause, which is recognizable during life and is the only conclusive evidence of a successful vaccination.
Page 175 - Children should be taught that their bodies are their own private possessions; that personal cleanliness is a duty; that the mouth is for eating and speaking and should not be used as a pocket, and that the lips should not take the place of fingers.
Page 168 - ... cubic feet of space. As many sheets as necessary are used, hung at equal distances apart. The ordinary, rather coarse, cotton sheet should be used in order to secure rapid evaporation.

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