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Edmonton 1908

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Edmonton]

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which the latter may be called on to pay; a fine not exceeding ten shillings
may be inflicted, if the parent or guardian allows the child to become reinfested
with vermin after the first cleansing. Without the help of the
Medical Officer of Health, the homes cannot be dealt with; but this difficulty
disappears, if the Medical Officer of Health (as advised by the Government) is
appointed also School Medical Officer.
3. POISONS AND PHARMACY ACT.
This places further safeguards on the sale of morphia : the schedule
of poisons, which can only be sold by qualified chemists and under certain restrictions,
is considerably enlarged.
4. THE TUBERCULOSIS PREVENTION ACT.
This only applies to Ireland, but it is the forerunner of compulsory
notification of consumption in the United Kingdom.
5. THE WHITE PHOSPHORUS MATCHES ACT.
This prohibits the use (after a certain date) of this dangerous
material in the manufacture of matches. The disease known as " matchmaker's
jaw" will then cease to exist.


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