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Eradicating plague from San Francisco : report of the Citizens' Health Committee and an account of its work with brief descriptions of the measures taken, copies of ordinances in aid of sanitation, articles by sanitarians on the nature of plague and the best means of getting rid of it : facsimiles of circulars issued by the Committee and a list of subscribers to the health fund, March 31, 1909

Author: Frank Morton Todd; San Francisco (Calif.). Citizens' Health Committee.; C.A. Murdock & Co.,
Publisher: [San Francisco] : [Press of C.A. Murdock & Co.], [1909]
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San Francisco (Calif.). Citizens' Health Committee.
Eradicating plague from San Francisco.
[San Francisco, Press of C.A. Murdock & Co., 1909]
(OCoLC)592031704
Online version:
San Francisco (Calif.). Citizens' Health Committee.
Eradicating plague from San Francisco.
[San Francisco, Press of C.A. Murdock & Co., 1909]
(OCoLC)614838324
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Morton Todd; San Francisco (Calif.). Citizens' Health Committee.; C.A. Murdock & Co.,
OCLC Number: 3767276
Notes: Committee appointed by the mayor and reporting to him.
Description: [8], 3-313 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 22 cm
Contents: Transmission of the report --
The San Francisco epidemics --
The plague --
B. Pestis --
Ancient epidemics --
The role of the rat --
The flea --
The present pandemic --
The first San Francisco outbreak --
Favorable soil --
The return of the pest --
Mayor Taylor appeals to Washington --
Rat cases increase --
Waking up the public --
The January mass meeting --
The citizens' health committee --
The people --
Presenting the problem --
Getting down to work --
Organization of the Citizens' Health Committee --
Forming the sub-committees --
The opening guns --
A city of meetings --
Work in the field --
Financing the campaign --
Work of the sub-committees --
Organized labor --
The clergy's part --
The Japanese in San Francisco --
Improvement club work --
Work of San Francisco's women --
The public schools --
Main points of attack --
Garbage --
The water front --
Butchertown --
Stables and manure --
Warehouses --
Markets, restaurants and hotels --
Chicken yards --
Domestic rat harbors --
Sewers and the rag industry --
The produce and commission district --
The first six weeks --
Non-political appointments and the total graft --
House-to-house inspections --
Bounties, traps and poison --
Some minor details of committee work --
Keeping the public temper sweet --
In other bay cities --
Some negative results --
City, state and local health officals --
Closing the work --
Mutual obligations --
Approval of accounts --
Financial statement --
Certificate of audit by Lester Herrick & Herrick --
Some statistics of the campaign --
Invitation to the banquet --
Appendix.
Responsibility: prepared by Frank Morton Todd, historian for the Committee.

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