Biennial report of the Louisiana State Board of Health. 1884/85 excerpta

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Louisiana State Board of Health, 1885
 

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Seite 34 - Kenhawa if not to the Falls, may be brought to the Atlantic ports easier and cheaper, taking the whole voyage together, than it can be carried to New Orleans; but, once open the door to the latter before the obstructions are removed from the former, let commercial...
Seite 41 - SPECIAL SUGGESTIONS TO OWNERS, AGENTS, MASTERS OF VESSELS AND PASSENGERS. The Louisiana State Board of Health recommends the following suggestions to agents, owners, masters of vessels and passengers for the purpose of facilitating the work of quarantine officers and reducing the period of detention to a minimum : 1.
Seite 41 - That vessels should be stripped during the quarantine seasons of all woolen hangings, carpets, curtains, and such like materials, and upholstered furniture as far as practicable. Hair or moss mattresses to be replaced by wire or wicker beds. 2. That as far as possible vessels trading with tropical ports should be manned with acclimated crews. 3. Masters of vessels, ship and consular agents are earnestly requested to instruct passengers from quarantinable...
Seite 34 - Mississippi, at this time, ought to be no object with us; on the contrary, till we have, a little time allowed to open and make easy the ways between the Atlantic States and the western territory, the obstructions had better remain.
Seite 41 - Such passengers are especially warned against bringing silks, laces, velvets and other fabrics of delicate texture, as they will be compelled to assume all risks of injury. 4. While in ports infected with yellow fever, vessels should be anchored out in the harbor when this is possible, and the crew prohibited from going ashore, especially at night. 5. When practicable, cargoes should be loaded in such a manner as to allow access to the pumps, and also to enable the quarantine officials to pump out...
Seite 40 - ... Class — Vessels which, without regard to port of departure, are infected ; that is to say, vessels which have yellow fever, cholera, or other contagious or infectious diseases on board at time of arrival, or have had same on voyage. Vessels of the first class to be subjected to necessary maritime sanitation at the Upper Quarantine Station, without detention of either vessels or persons, longer than may be necessary to place such vessels in perfect sanitary condition. Vessels of the second and...
Seite 13 - ... the centre of each hatch in a steamship having bulkhead compartments. The frame-work of this shaft is set before loading, and should be cut flush with the top of the cargo. This simple arrangement avoids all handling and delay. When the connections are made and the fumigating pipe is arranged, the fan on the tugboat is started and the process of displacing with sulphurous oxide the entire atmosphere within the ship begins. The length of time required to complete the fumigation varies from thirty...
Seite 12 - The object of this brief detention for observation, after the sanitary treatment of the vessel has been completed, is to allow for a probable outbreak of an infectious disease already incubating in the system of any one on board. As an essential part of the service there is a tugboat of sufficient power to move a sailing vessel to or from the wharf. In addition to this requirement, this boat is equipped with a complete outfit for generating and applying germicidal gas for displacement of the entire...
Seite 19 - Quarantine is established and recognized by International Law for the common security and protection of States against those diseases which are supposed to be importable. " Although the chief source of the intercourse of States, in their individual capacity, is the exchange of commodities of natural or artificial production, and a mutual exchange of superfluous commodities is, as a rule, reciprocally advantageous to both nations — and it may even be said that it is the moral duty of a nation not...

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