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May 30, 1896

Fifteenth Annual Report of the State Board of Health of New York.

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Transmitted to the Legislature March 6, 1895. Albany, N. Y. James B. Lyon, State Printer. Pp. 775, 8vo, cloth, with supplement containing 18 maps.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(22):1090. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430740042016

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Abstract

This report is one of the best that this Board has yet produced. The Board does not devote much time to pedagogics, but goes "straight on" furnishing aid to towns and local boards of health, a complete report whereof will be found in this volume, with the maps showing the plans of sewerage and sanitary improvements.

In 1894 the State Legislature appointed a special commission on tuberculosis in cattle in the State of New York, and in this report, a statement of the operations of the commission is given. The report states:

" Tuberculosis causes one in every eight deaths in this State, according to the statistics of the State Board of Health. No other disease approaches this as a cause of mortality to the human family. There is a complete unanimity of opinion now, in the scientific world as to its communicability from man to man, and from animals to

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