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diphtheria, and others traceable to neglect of proper sanitation, measures to be taken for the prevention of the spread of contagious diseases, the transportation and burial of the dead, the inspection of premises in which conditions are likely to exist which are unfavorable to health, sanitary precautions which are to be taken in health resorts and summer resorts and the general directions through regulations of the work of local health bodies and local officers are only a few of the matters constantly dealt with by the Board. The Provincial Board and the local boards have very extensive and drastic powers for enforcing the carrying out of the health laws and the regulations and directions of the Provincial Board. There has been little, if any, complaint of an improper exercise of these powers, and public opinion has almost invariably been found to support the action of the health officers. In the support of health officers in carrying out the law they are authorized to call upon peace officers, sheriffs and others for assistance, but it is very seldom that serious resistance or opposition has been offered. It is the


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