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ulations from states requiring one or more years of actual practice, shall not be admitted to licensure in this state unless they shall have had a similar period of practice in the state in which they hold a license.
Dr. Brandebury, Chairman of the Committee, reported the following rules and regulations for hotel inspection, which were on motion adopted:
Regulation No. 1. 'All doors, windows, back porches where same exist, air passages or openings in hotels and restaurants, lunch wagons or lunch counters in this state, shall be properly screened from the first day of April to the 15th day of November in each year.
Regulation No. 2. All cooked or prepared food on display shall be kept covered at all times by glass or 16 mesh screen covers, or kept in glass or finely screened cases to prevent contamination by handling or flies.
Regulation No. 3. All garbage or other matter discarded from kitchens shall be kept in metallic garbage cans which shall be kept clean and always effectively covered to prevent flies from getting into the cans.
Regulation No. 4. It shall be the duty of every person or persons conducting a hotel, restaurant, eating-house, or lunch wagon, to keep the premises clean and sanitary and all floors scrubbed sufficiently often to keep them in sanitary condition, and they shall exterminate all ants, roaches and other insects, and keep premises free from same. They shall also keep all food where rats and mice cannot get to it. • Regulation No. 5. All water closets shall be disinfected each week or more frequently if necessary, to prevent all obnoxious odors or effluvia arising therefrom. (A simple and inexpensive solution can be prepared by adding one pound of copperas to each gallon of water, to be used freely in sinks, water-closets and vaults.)
Regulation No. 6. Serving tables, trucks, trays, boxes, buckets, knives, saws, cleavers and all other utensils and machinery used in handling, moving, cutting, chopping, mixing or serving food are required to be sterilized through cleansing daily by boiling water or steam, and the clothing and hands of cooks, stewards and waiters must be clean and sanitary.
Regulation No. 7. No person, firm or corporation engaged in conducting an hotel or restaurant, shall knowingly have in their employ any person who has an infectious, contagious or communicable disease.
At the suggestion of Hotel Inspector A. A. Sees, the following was adopted as a form of application for Hotel Inspection:
To the Hotel Inspector, Huntington, W. Va. Dear Sir:
The undersigned applicant respectfully asks for inspection and certificate thereof to engage in the business of conducting a .......... ........ at No. ........................ Street, in the .... ...a u ....................... of ................. county, West Virginia, pursuant to and under Sec. 6 of Chapter 8 of the Acts of the Legislature of West Virginia, session 1913.
Inspector Sees presented his quarterly financial statement as follows:
September 30, 1913. To the State Board of Health of West Virginia,
I herewith submit the following report of collections and contingent and travelling expenses for the quarter ending September 30, 1913. July 31st collections ..........................$ 147.25 August 31st collections ....................... 459.00 September 30th, collections .......
TOTAL ................................. $ July 31st, R. R. fare and hotel accommodations.... Aug. 31st, R. R. fare and hotel accommodations.... Sept. 30th, R. R. fare and hotel accommodations....
$ 26.25 118.20 69.40
$213.85 Respectfully submitted, (Signed)
A. D. SEES. The secretary reported that the committee appointed at a previous meeting, accompanied by His Excellency Governor Hatfield, visited Morgantown on November 6th, 1913, held a conference with the committee representing the University authorities, inspected the laboratories of the university, and concluded an arrangement whereby the Hygienic Laboratory under the control of the Board was established at the University. The contract entered into will be found on another page in connection with the work of the laboratory.
Dr. John N. Simpson, director of the Hygienic Laboratory, was authorized to purchase a typewriting machine if he fail to receive one through the Board of Public Works. The secretary and Dr. Simpson were appointed to draft rules for the government of the Laboratory.
The president and secretary of the Board were, on motion, authorized to draft rules and regulations making effective the law forbidding the use of the common drinking cup, which law reads as follows:
An Act to regulate the use of common drinking cup and to prevent the communication of infectious diseases. (Passed February 19, 1913. In effect ninety days from passage. Ap
proved by the Governor February 22, 1913.) Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
Sec. 1. That the use of the common drinking cup, an undoubted source of communication of infectious diseases, is hereby prohibited in all public places, upon all railroad trains and boats carrying passengers, in all public buildings of every description, and at public drinking springs and fountains within this state. The state board of health shall have full authority to establish rules and regulations to make this prohibition effective, as in their judgment may seem wise and proper.
Sec. 2. All persons, firms or corporations failing to observe the provisions of this act, or the rules and regulations of the state board demeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not less than ten nor more than fifty dollars for each offense.
Sec. 3. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed.
Common Drinking Cup.
The following rule was presented and unamiously adopted:
Common carriers, hotels, boarding houses, restaurants, schools, public buildings, clubs, theaters, factories, stores, and all other places where people eat and drink or congregate, shall not provide any drinking cup, glass or other vessel for common use in drinking; provided, that this regulation shall not be held to preclude the use of a drinking cup, glasses or other vessels which are thoroughly cleansed by washing in hot water after use by each individual,, nor shall it be held to preclude the use of sanitary devices for common use, such as the bubbling fountain for schools, and cups made of paper or other material intended for individual use.
Dr. Lind, chairman of committee on Reportable Diseases and Quarantine, presented a list of diseases that should be reported to the county health officer, which being revised by the president and secretary, is as follows: Anthrax, cerebro-spinal menigitis, chicken-pox, cholera (Asiatic), diphtheria croup, (membranous), glanders, hookworm disease, leprosy, measles, measles (German), pellagra, plague (bubonic), polomyelitis, rabies, scarlet fever, scarlatina, scarlet rash, small-pox, trachoma, tuberculosis (specify form), typhoid fever, whooping cough, yellow fever.
The diseases in italics are quarantinable,
The secretary reported that on November 11th, and 12th, an examination of applicants was conducted by him with the assistance of the late W. H. Sharp, at the Hotel Chancellor, Parkersburg in the absence from the city of Dr. W. J. Davidson, of the Board. The gradings from this examination were presented, and after examination it was found that the following applicants made the required grade, and the secretary was instructed to issue certificates to them:
Walter W. Point, Jr. ..............
Huntington, W. Va.
:Winston-Salem, N. C.
..... Petersburg, Va.
Certificates were also ordered to be sent to the following persons under our reciprocity regulations:
John L. Kable, ....... ..... Staunton, Va.
Durham, N. C.
... Luray, Va.
Charleston, January 16th, 1914.—The following members of the Board were present at a conference with Governor Hatfield and Commissioner of Prohibition Hon. Fred O. Blue, called to discuss the Yost Prohibition Law, President W. W. Golden, J. L. Pyle, J. H. Shipper, J. E. Robins, J. A. Rusmisell, H. M. Rymer, W. J. Davidson, H. A. Barbee, H. A. Brandebury, G. D. Lind and the secretary, S. L. Jepson. At the conclusion of the conference a special meeting of the Board of Health was held, all of the above members being present.
On motion of the secretary, a committee composed of Drs. Barbee, Brandebury and Rusmisell was appointed to report at the next meeting regulations for supplying the state with vaccine virus, etc., under the authority given to the Board by the Amendments of February, 1913.
The secretary announced to the board the formation of a national body known as The Federation of State Medical Boards, which meets annually, the purpose of which is to advance the interest of the various boards. After a discussion of the matter, the secretary was authorized to make application for membership, paying the necessary dues.
The question of changing our rule with reference to reciprocity with other states was presented by Dr. Golden. After free discussion it was resolved hereafter to require a year's practice in the state from which any applicant comes, who applies for a license under our reciprocity regulations. Heretofore, this rule has applied only to states which required of West Virginia applicants a year's practice in this state.
The secretary called attention to the fact that the law as amended required the board “to gather information in respect to matters of public health for diffusion among the people.” He stated that nearly all the State Boards of Health for this purpose issued a bulletin, either monthly or quarterly, and suggested the propriety of our board doing so. On motion of Dr. Robins, it was resolved to commence the issue of a health bulletin as soon as possible, and that
Lind, and President Golden, were appointed a committee to supervise the publication of a bulletin.
After auditing accounts the board adjourned.
Charleston, May 7th, 1914.—The second meeting of the School of Instruction was held on May 6th, particulars of which can be found on another page. The board convened in executive session at 9:00 A. M., May 7th, in the governor's reception room. Members present were Drs. W. W. Golden J. H. Shipper, G. D. Lind, J. L. Pyle, J. A. Rusmisell, W. J. Davidson, J. E. Robins, H. A. Brandebury and Secretary S. L. Jepson.
The secretary presented a number of applications for certificates to practice medicine under our reciprocity regulations, and the papers of the following being found satisfactory, he was directed to issue certificates to them:
Bertha Whaland, ............Philadelphia, Pa.
.... Davis, W. Va.
............ M Marietta, Ohio.
The grade papers for the examination held in Charleston on the 21st, 23rd of April were presented by the secretary, and after examination, certificates were awarded to the following candidates:
E. Forest Harburt, ................ Wyatt, W. Va.
............... .Parkersburg, W. Va.
..... Dobbin, W. Va.
... Milburn, W. Va.
.Wheeling, W. Va.
.... Mucklow, W. Va. J. H. Miller, ......
....... Pittsburgh, Pa. G. E. Morris, ......
......... Clarksburg, W. Va.