A Manual for Health Officers by Joseph Scott MacnuttA Manual for Health Officers by Joseph Scott Macnutt

A Manual for Health Officers

byJoseph Scott Macnutt

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915. Excerpt: ... spectacular methods usually defeat the end in view, and are not in accord with modern sanitation.... Success in public health work... is frequently obstructed by attempts to follow specific rules and regulations in the management of outbreaks, etc., instead of being governed by the principles of sanitary science, a practical familiarity with which will enable a health officer to cope intelligently with any condition or emergency which may present itself. Specific rules and regulations never accurately fit all cases, and if followed tend to make a health officer an automaton. Whereas, if the principles upon which sanitary science is founded are fully understood and acted upon, but comparatively few rules or regulations are necessary. A policy of this kind, which deals in a practical manner with all measures relating to the public health, causes the minimum amount of annoyance to the public and to commerce.1 I. DISEASES SPREAD LARGELY THROUGH SECRETIONS OR DISCHARGES FROM NOSE, THROAT OR MOUTH In this class of diseases the first preventive measure applied to known cases is to destroy or disinfect the discharges in the sick-room and without delay. This must be done by an efficient nurse, who observes scrupulous cleanliness of all objects in contact with the patient, and especially of her own hands. The latter two measures we shall refer to hereafter as prophylactic cleanliness. As an additional precaution, association with the patient is to be prevented through isolation. All of these diseases may be spread primarily by contact,2 and secondarily, in some instances, through food and drink. We shall now describe what is meant by disinfection and isolation, so that it will not be necessary to repeat the details under the head of each disease. Asepsis and Disinf...
Title:A Manual for Health OfficersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:218 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.46 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217150896

ISBN - 13:9780217150897