Washington, DC: Gibson Brothers, Printers, 1873. First edition. 8vo.; 198 pp., plus errata sheet. Bound in brown cloth; gilt stamped title on front board. A very good copy. Item #56124
The first report of the District's Board of Health, organized under an act of Congress, approved Feb. 21, 1871. The board's goals were to (1) "declare what shall be deemed nuisances injurious to health, and to provide for the removal thereof," (2) "make and enforce regulations to prevent domestic animals from runnig at large in the cities of Washington and Georgetown;" and (3) "prevent the sale of unwholesome food in said cities." Reports on small pox and public sanitation are included, as well as ordinances and acts passed by the legislative assembly of the District of Columbia.
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