Re: [jacksongenealogy] Health in Jackson County, Alabama 1884
> ANNUAL REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC HEATH OF JACKSON COUNTY FOR THE--
> YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1883.
> The committee held five meetings during the year; but little more was done
> than to *discuss *public health matters. In April the committee visited
> the county poor house, and found it in very bad sanitary condition; and
> made a report to the county commissioners, recommending such changes as we
> thought would put the institution in *good *sanitary condition ; the
> principal things demanding attention being defective drainage and bad
> ventilation. The committee endeavored to impress upon the commissioners the
> importance of these matters, and^ome changes have been made.
> The committee had a notice published in the early part of the year,
> advising all persons to be vaccinated; and through the influence of the
> health officer and board of health, most of the people in the towns and
> villages were vaccinated. By this means and the efforts of the health
> officer, small-pox was prevented from obtaining a hold in this county. In
> January one case of small-pox occurred in Scottsboro. It was promptly
> isolated by the health officer, and every precaution taken to prevent the
> spread of the disease, with most gratifying results; for but one other case
> occurred, and that was the nurse of the first case. This latter was a very
> mild case, as it was successfully vaccinated and inoculated, after it had
> been exposed for two days, however.
> There were no epidemics of contagious or infectious diseases during the
> year, except those of minor importance, such as measles and whooping-cough.
> There was some trouble about obtaining reliable vaccine matter.
> The general health of the county has been excellent during the year.
> Along with this report, and as part of it, is the health officer's report
> of the vital statistics of the county. All of which is respectfully
> William Mason, M. D.,
> B. B. Smith, M. D.,
> D. B. McCoRD, M. D.,
> W. C. Maples, M. D.,
> T. T. Cotnam, M. D.,
> Committee of Public Health.
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