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August 14, 1897

Eighteenth Annual Report of the State Board of Health of the State of Rhode Island for the year 1895, including the Report on Registration of Births, Marriages, etc., for 1894.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(7):349. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440330049022

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The report considers in detail sanitary improvements of towns, water supplies, meteorology, vital statistics, legislation for 1895, the wording of the medical law and examinations of diphtheria culture. There is also a record of all consumption cases in the State and a report on "An Epidemic of Typhoid Fever from Milk Supply." The appendix presents "Bacteriologic Results from Mechanical Filtration," "Drainage-Areas," "Disposal of Sewage at Pawtucket," and "Experiments with the Howatson Filter," with illustrations of sewage plants, charts of water analyses and map of the drainage areas of the State.

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