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Summary of Reports from Local Boards

of Health.

The inquiries addressed to local boards of health suggesting topics for the annual report of 1901 were sent to secretaries of local boards of health September 1st, 1901, as follows:

BOARD OF HEALTH OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY,

TRENTON, September 1st, 1901. To Local Boards of Health :

Section thirty-seven of the act approved March 31st, 1887, amended by the act approved March 22, 1901, reads as follows:

37. That the local board of health of every township, city, borough, town and other municipality shall, on or before the first day of October in each year, in addition to other reports required, prepare an annual report of the condition of the public health within the limits of its jurisdiction, stating therein any special cause for the deterioration of health or of hazard thereto, and shall therein answer any inquiries which may have been addressed to such local board by the state board of health, and such local board shall forward a copy of such report to the state board of health on or before the fifteenth day of October in each year; the clerical duty required in the preparation of such annual report shall be done by the secretary or clerk of the local board, who, upon receiving a certificate from the secretary of the state board of health that such annual report has been duly prepared and received by said state board on or before the said fifteenth day of October, shall be entitled to receive from the proper disbursing officer of the township, city, borough, town or other municipality for which the report is made the sum of two dollars for such clerical service.

It will be observed that the legislature has provided that in cases where the local secretary or clerk reports promptly and satisfactorily, he shall be entitled to receive $2 from the treasurer of the municipality or township.

Local boards are requested to include in their reports replies to the accompanying inquiries, in addition to such other facts and statements as they may desire to present.

The State Board of Health desires to publish a comprehensive abstract of the reports of local boards, to show what degree of progress each sanitary district is making in the promotion and protection of the public health, and to this end local boards are requested to make a clear statement of the needs and sanitary defects of their districts, as well as to record the local hygienic advancement and give an ac. count of official duties performed.

Very respectfully,

HENRY MITCHELL, M.D.,

Secretary.

ANNUAL REPORT

OF THE

LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH OF

1................

(Name of sanitary district.) County of........

for the year ending October 1st, 1901. 2. Names and addresses of the officers and members :

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3. Dwellings:

(a) Number of tenement houses*........

(6) Total number of dwellings........ 4. Births and Deaths:

(a) Total number of births reported during year ending June 30th, 1901.......
(6) Total number of deaths reported during year ending June 30th, 1901......
(c) Number of deaths under one year....
(d) Has any physician or midwife failed to report any birth? If so, send

name and address on separate sheet, and also send names of parents of

child.. 5. Communicable diseases:

NAMES OF DISEASES.

Number of

cases reported.

Number of

deaths.

Number of

houses inspected.

Number of outbreaks confined to first

house.

Diphtheria
Membranous Croup...
Scarlet Fever........
Typhoid Fevert
Small-pox ..
Varioloid....

................

........

......

* Having three or more families.
tIf typhoid fever has occurred, please state the origin of each case.

6. Does your board furnish to physicians printed blanks for re

porting communicable diseases ?

....................

7. Give names of any physicians who refuse

promptly report communicable diseases :

or neglect to

......

8. Are all reports of communicable diseases entered in a book

kept exclusively for that purpose ?

9. Does your board provide blanks for the use of physicians in

making reports of communicable diseases ?

.........

10. What officer of your board receives, records and transmits to

Trenton reports of communicable diseases ?

........................

.........

........

...................

11. Isolation hospital: (a) Is your board provided with satisfactory facilities for isolating cases of

infectious diseases ?........... (6) Where is hospital located ?....... 12. Water-supply (If a public water-supply has been introduced, please reply

to the following inquiries): (a) Have mains been extended during year ending October 1st, 1901 ?........: (6) Number of dwellings connected with water-mains during year.... (c) Total number of dwellings connected .......... (d) Sources of pollution........ (e) Is water purified before it is delivered to consumers ?......... (f) Describe purification works........

(g) If recent analysis has been made, please send copy. 13. Sewerage (If sewers have been introduced, please reply to the following in

quiries):
(a) Number of miles of public sewers..
(6) Date when public sewers were introduced.........
(c) Total number of premises connected with sewers
(d) Number of premises connected with sewers during year ending October

1st, 1901............
(e) Have any extensions of sewer-mains been made ?..............
(f) Does storm water enter sewers ?..........
(g) Methods of disposal
(h) Point of final discharge....
(i) Ventilation of sewer-mains

(j) Maximum and minimum sizes of street mains..... 14. Garbage :

(a) How is it stored, collected, transported and disposed of ?...........
(6) Is garbage collected under contract ?......
(c) Frequency of removal..............
(d) Number of vehicles, horses and men employed in garbage service...........

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