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TABLE 11.—SHOWING DEATHS PER 10,000 POPULATION FROM CONSUMPTION IN

NEW JERSEY FOR THE TWENTY-THREE YEARS ENDING JUNE 30TH, 1901.

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Deaths from con-
Onsumption per 1,000

population.

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1887......

1,020,584 1,130,892 1,160,275 1,189,658 1,209 048 1,248,224 1,278,033 1,310,431 1,342,829 1,375,227 1,407,625 1,441,017 1,478,784 1,511,653 1,538,799 1,578,373 1,672,942 1,718,543 1,764,144 1,810,008 1,855,872 1,883,669 1,925,781

2,788 2,714 2,989 3,475 3,121 3,215 3,320 3,205 3,653 3,358 3,449 3,669 3,456 3,575 3,429 3,433 3,542 3,358 3,237 3,225 3,584 3,514 3,612

27.32 24.00 25.76 29.21 25.81 25.76 25.19 24.46 27.20 24.42 24.50 25.46 23 37 23.65 22.28 21.75 21.17 19.54 18.35 17.82 19.31 18 64 18.76 TABLE 12.-SHOWING THE PROPORTION OF DEATHS FROM CONSUMPTION TO TOTAL

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1888........................ 1889..

1890. 1891. 1892. 1893.. 1894 1895...

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1896..........

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1897.. 1898. 1899. 1900.. 1901

* Population estimated except for census years.

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DEATHS DURING THE TWENTY-THREE YEARS ENDING JUNE 30TH, 1901.

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YEARS.

Total deaths in New
Jersey.

Deaths from consump-
tion.

Proportion of deaths
from consumption
to total deaths.

1879....... 1880.. 1881. 1882..

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1883...

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20,444 18,967 20,810 25,910 23,310 21,716 23,807 22,734 24,331 27,173 26,543 28,530 28,810 32,685 30,596 30,004 30,634 30,767 29,822 27,337 30,999 31,474 31,048

1884. 1885. 1886.. 1887... 1888.. 1889.. 1890.. 1891.. 1892.. 1893.. 1894.. 1895.. 1896.. 1897.... 1898.. 1899. 1900. 1901..

2,788 2,714 2,989 3,475 3,121 3,215 3,320 3,205 3,653 3 358 3,449 3,669 3,456 3,575 3,429 3,433 3,542 3,358 3,237 3,225 3,584 3,514 3,612

13.64 14.30 14.36 13.41 13.39 14.80 13.94 14.10 15.01 12.44 12.99 12.96 11.98 10.94 11.21 11.44 11 56 10 92 10.85 11.79 11.56 11.17 11.63

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CHART SHOWING DEATHS FROM CONSUMPTION IN NEW JERSEY PER 10,000 POPULATION, FOR THE TWENTY-THREE

1893

1894

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9681

1897

1898

1899

1900

1901

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YEARS ENDING JUNE 30TII 1901.

YEAR

1879

1880

1881

288/

1883

+881

1885

988/

1887

1888

1889

1890

168/

1892

DEATH-RATE

27.32

24.00

25.76

29.21

25.81

25.76

25.79

24.46

27.20

24.42

24.50

25.46

23.37

23.65

22.28

21.75

21.17

19.54

18.35

17.82

19,31

18.64

1876

30.00

29.00

28.00

27.00

26.00

25.00

24.00

23.00

SCALE

22.00

21.00

20.00

19.00

18.00

17.00

16.00

15.00

Following is a copy of a bill (Senate 45) which was introduced during the legislative session of 1901, but which failed to become a law. The advantages of institutional education of the patient for the arrest of incipient cases of phthisis is recognized by every member of the medical profession, and the effort to secure an institution, under State supervision, where the patient can be instructed concerning the methods whereby his own recovery may be effected, and concerning the measures which should be taken by every consumptive to prevent the infection of other persons, will doubtless be renewed from time to time until this most desirable end shall be attained :

An Act to establish a sanatorium for the treatment of tubercular diseases, and to

provide for the erection, government and maintenance thereof. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey :

1. The governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint six persons, who shall constitute the board of trustees of the New Jersey sanatorium for tubercular patients, and who shall hold office for the terms of one, two, three, four, five and six years respectively, beginning with the first day of April in the present year, and until their respective successors are appointed and qualified ; and previous to the first day of April in each year thereafter the governor shall, in like manner, appoint one such trustee, to hold office for the term of six years, beginning with the first day of April in the year of his appointment, and until his successor is appointed and qualified; any such trustee may be removed by the governor for such cause as he may deem sufficient and as shall be assigned in the order of removal; any vacancy occurring in said board shall be filled in like manner for the unexpired term; the said board of trustees shall serve without compensation, and shall immediately organize by electing a president, secretary and treasurer.

2. The lands held by said trustees in trust for the state, for the use of said sanatorium, as hereinafter provided, shall not be taken for street, highway or railroad without leave of the legislature specially obtained.

3. As soon as may be, after organization, said board of trustees shall procure offers of sites for the location of said sanatorium, with the prices thereof, and shall procure plans for the said sanatorium building or buildings to be made, with estimates of the cost thereof, necessary to properly fit said buildings or building for the purposes of said sanatorium, and report the same to the governor with their recommendation thereon, and upon his approval, are authorized to enter into contracts for the purchase of such site, and the erection and equipment of said sanatorium; provided, how

that the expenditure for carrying out the purposes of this act shall not exceed fifty thousand dollars.

4. No member of the board of trustees shall be directly or indirectly interested in any contract in connection with said sanatorium, or with the furnishing of supplies for said sanatorium, and the violation of this section shall be a misdemeanor.

5. The board of trustees shall not order the expenditure of any money, or make any contract or contracts except by a majority vote of all its members, which vote shall be taken by ayes and nays and entered on the minutes of said board of trustees.

6. Said board of trustees shall have the general direction and control of all the

ever,

property and concerns of said sanatorium, not otherwise provided by law, and shall take charge of the general interests of said sanatorium, and see that the objects and designs thereof are carried into effect, and everything done faithfully according to the requirements of the legislature and the by-laws, rules and regulations of said sanatorium.

7. The said board of trustees shall make rules and regulations for the government of said sanatorium; they shall make all needful by-laws, rules and regulations for the government of the proceedings of said board of trustees, and shall fix the terms for care and board upon which all persons who are able to pay their board shall be admitted to said sanatorium; but no person shall be refused admission to said sanatorium because of his or her inability to pay; they shall appoint all medical directors and assistant physicians, employes, nurses and servants and fix their compensation; all rules and regulations made by said board of trustees in pursuance of this section shall be made subject to the approval of the governor.

8. Said board of trustees shall have authority to recover for the use of said sanatorium, any and all sums which may be due upon any note or bond in their hands belonging thereto; also, any and all sums which may be charged and due, according to the by-laws, for the support of any patient therein, or who may have been therein, in which action the declaration may be in a general indebitatus assumpsit, and judgment shall be rendered for such as may be found due, with interest from the time of the demand made by the treasurer of such payment; said board of trustees may also, upon the receipt of the money due upon any mortgage belonging to said sanatorium, execute and acknowledge, or cause to be executed and acknowledged, a release thereof, so that the same may be discharged of record.

9. It shall be the duty of said board of trustees to visit said sanatorium at least twice in each year, and to inspect said sanatorium and management, and to make, in their annual report, such recommendations as they may deem necessary concerning said sanatorium.

10. This' act shall take effect immediately.

Diarrhwal Diseases of Children. The death-rate among children from intestinal causes has not increased, and the prevailing opinion among practitioners of medicine seems to be further sustained by the continued low mortality from this cause during the past year.

There is abundant reason to believe that the marked decrease in the number of deaths among children under five years of age, which

, has occurred within the last seven years, has been largely due to the more cleanly methods which have been employed in the collection and preparation of milk.

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