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HOW TO SAVE BABIES FROM
' By U. S. Public Health Service
The actual control of the present
epidemic must be left to the city,
state and federal authorities. Indi
viduals and communities, however.
M can do much toward their own pro
Promiscuous expectoration should
The common drinking cup affords
a method for the interchange of ma
terial of this nature and should there
fore be abolished.
Rigid cleanliness of glasses and
utensils at soda fountains, in sa
loons and other public places should
Flies, roaches and other vermin,
by coming in contact with infective
secretions, may possibly convey them
to our food and thus directly bring
about the development of disease.
Therefore, eliminate insects.
Maintain strict cleanliness of
streets, yards and alleys in order to
prevent the breeding of insects and
See that all garbage and waste
are properly cared for and collected
at regular and frequent intervals.
Guard all food supplies, especially
milk and other perishable products.
Assemblies of children in infected
localities are to be discouraged, if not
Individual preventive measures
may be thus summarized:
Summon a physician at once and
immediately notify the health officer
i of the presence of the disease. If the
disease is present in the community,
medical aid should be sought when
ever a child is sick, no matter how
light the illness; many cases of in
fantile paralysis begin with a slight
Should the illness prove to be in
fantile paralysis, isolate the patient,
place a competent person in charge.
and reduce all communication with
.the sick room to- a minimum.
Hospital care is preferable, not
only for the child, but in order to bet
ter safeguard against the spread of
The sick room should be well ven
tilated and screened.
Nasal and mouth secretions should
be received in cloths, placed in a pa
per bag and burned.
FAMOUS FOR BEAUTY, ALSO
FOR HER DANCING
They call Miss Walton the loveli
est, girl on the stage in New York.
She is as famous for her beauty as
for her dancing.
England's 16th century war with
Spain was responsible for several
new words being added to the lan
guage. Ehnbargo and contraband are
two of them; while to the campaigns
in the low countries we are indebted
for such words as freebooter, fur
lough, cashier, leagues, drilL on
slaught and domineer.