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OF THE

STATE BOARD OF HEALTH

OF WISCONSIN

FOR THE

Term Ending June 30, 1922

WITH

Report of the State Bureau of Vital Statistics for the

Calendar Years of 1920 and 1921

C. A. HARPER, M. D.
State Health Officer

MADISON, WISCONSIN

WISCONSIN STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

MEMBERS STATE BOARD OF HEALTH

Wm. F. Whyte, M. D., Pres. Madison G. Windesheim, M. D.... Kenosha E. S. Hayes, M. D. Eau Claire C. A. Richards, M. D... Rhinelander L. A. Steffen, M. D... .. Antigo Otho Fiedler, M. D.....Sheboygan

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A. Harper, M. D., State Health Officer, Madison
L. Hutchcroft, Assistant State Health Officer, Madison

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DEPUTY STATE HEALTH OFFICERS Dr. G. W. Henika, Madison.

First District. Dr. G. E. Hoyt, Milwaukee.

. Second District Dr. L. E. Spencer, Wausau.

Third District Dr. V. A. Gūdex, Eau Claire

Fourth District Dr. Louis Dorpat, Rhinelander

Fifth District

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BUREAU OF PLUMBING AND DOMESTIC SANITARY ENGINEERING Frank R. King...,

... State Domestic Sanitary Engineer

BUREAU OF NURSING EDUCATION

Adda Eldredge, R. N.....

Director

LABORATORY SERVICE
W. D. Stovall, M. D., Director State Laboratories.
M. S. Nichols, Chemist State Laboratory..
Katherine Wattawa, Director Branch Laboratory
Dorothy Packard, Director, Co-operatvie Laboratory
Dr. A. H. Broche, Director Co-operative Laboratory.
H. F. Miller, Director Co-operative Laboratory.
Josephine Foote, Director Co-operative Laboratory
Ruth Kuhns, Director Co-operative Laboratory.
Marion Anderson, Director Co-operative Laboratory

Madison

Madison .Rhinelander

Superior Oshkosh Kenosha

Wausau Green Bay

Beloit

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LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

Madison, Wis., September, 1922.

To His Excellency, JOHN J. BLAINE,

Governor of the State of Wisconsin. Sir: In compliance with the law, the twenty-ninth report of the State Board of Health is herewith submitted, the same being for the biennial period ending June 30, 1922.

Respectfully submitted,

C. A. HARPER, M. D.
State Health Officer.

STATE HEALTH OFFICER'S REPORT

To the State Board of Health:

Gentlemen: I have the honor to submit to you the following report for the biennial period ending June 30, 1922.

Regular Semiannual Meeting June 29, 1920.

Under the subject of new business the board first considered the adoption of a state-wide code for the location, installation and operation of chemical and dry closets. The code was adopted upon the motion of Dr. Fiedler which was seconded by Dr. Windesheim and carried.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

FOR
CHEMICAL AND DRY CLOSETS

Section 1. Legal Effects. Rules and regulations herein presented, and known as Chemical and Dry Closet requirements for school buildings, were adopted by the Wisconsin State Board of Health on June 29th, 1920, and published in the official state paper on July 19, 1920. Under the provisions of Section 1407a-6 of the Statutes, these rules and regulations have the force and effect of law.

Section 2. Right to Amend or Modify Reserved. The State Board of Health, in accordance with the law, reserves the right to repeal, amend or modify these rules and regulations should experience demonstrate that to do so is necessary for proper sanitation.

CHEMICAL CLOSETS

Section 3. Application. Plans and Permission to Install. (a) Before any type of chemical closet is installed in any school building the school board of that district or its legal representative shall make application to the State Board of Health, on a form furnished by or approved by said board, for permission to install such toilet, giving the size and description of the school building and other existing conditions affecting the installation, also the source and type of water supply or lack of such supply, the character of the soil, the lay of the land, and the type of chemical closet to be installed.

(B) The plans and specifications of the building and of the chemical closet system so submitted for approval shall be sufficiently detailed, cross-sectioned, etc., to enable the department to pass on the various essentials outlined herein and on items 1 to 9, inclusive, of the application blank. (Fig. 1).

Note: Order 5008 of the State Building Code requires that two complete sets of plans and specifications for new building be submitted to the Industrial Commission for approval. Plans so submitted will be referred by that department to the State Board of Health for approval of toilet requirements.

(C) Under the law the State Board of Health reserves the right to reject any and all types of closets and may prohibit the installation

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