The Sanitarian (Volume 38)

9780217921732: The Sanitarian (Volume 38)

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. 1897. Excerpt: ... EDITOR'S TABLE. Sanitarian, June Number, 1897. t& ll correspondence and exchanges and all publications for review should be tuldreaed to the Editor. Dr. A. X. Bell. Brooklyn. N. Y. THE CENTENNIAL CITY. The managers of the great industrial exposition which illustrates the Tennessee Centennial were compelled to have the limits within which it will be held incorporated with all the powers incidental to municipalities, since otherwise there would have been no police protection. Consequently, all sanitary matters within the said bounds will be under the jurisdiction of the said authorities. It is understood that in all respects the sanitation will be a model. Neither expense nor care will be spared to gain this end.--Bulletin Tennessee State Board of Health, April 20, 1897. Nashville, Tenn., May 11, 1897. Editor Sanitarian: Permit me to call your attention to an article in your May number, quoted from a recent issue of the Memphis Commercial Appeal, which is unjust and misleading. We are willing to stand on facts, and with facts comparisons can be made; and I would ask that you kindly publish the statistics, from the State Board of Health Bulletin of December, 1896, taken from the official reports of the respective Health Officers of Memphis and Nashville. Memphis, with a white population of 28,561; colored, 27,573, total 56,134. reports total number of deaths for the year 1896, 1,348--whites, 625; colored, 723. Annual death rate for whites, 21.88: colored, 26.22: total, 24.01. Nashville, white population, 54,595; colored, 33,159, total 87,754, reports total number of deaths for the same period, 1,809--whites, 838; colored, 916. Annual death rate for whites, 16.35; colored, 27.62; total, 20.61. Under the heading of "Constitutional Diseases," the Memphis Commer...

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