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PUBLIC HEALTH   89

regulations throughout the Province, and with the enforcement of certain other statutes to which reference will presently be made. It is the duty of the Board to acquire all necessary information as to health conditions in the Province, and as to causes of disease and mortality, and to devise and direct the carrying out of preventive measures. One very important duty of the Board is the supervision of the supply of vaccine matter and antitoxin. It is doubtful if the general public realize to what an extent the improved conditions of health in Ontario may be credited to the work of the Provincial Board of Health. It would occupy too much space to enumerate in detail the powers and duties of the Board.

The supply of eater for use for domestic purposes in municipalities and the construction of adequate and suitable water-works, sewerage systems and sewage disposal plants, the milk supply, the prevention of the contamination of public waters by industrial refuse or otherwise, the dealing with epidemics and the measures for abating and eradicating the causes of such diseases as typhoid fever,


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