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HH62/1/FORFAR/1

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REPORT
BY THE
MEDICAL OFFICER OF THE COUNTY,
For the Year 1891.

MY LORDS AND GENTLEMEN,
The Bye-Law No. 11 recommended by the Board
of Supervision, and adopted by the County, requires me to make a
Yearly Report to the County in the following form:-

I. - "A General Account of the Sanitary state of the County,
and the Measures which in his Opinion should be
adopted for its Improvement."

The state of the County from a sanitary point of view is fairly
satisfactory. The condition of the houses of the working classes
varies much. In some instances the houses are everything that can
be desired; in others they are old, damp, delapidated, and indeed
past mending.

Ashpits, privies, pigstyes, and dung-heaps, especially in villages,
are often found too near dwelling-houses and wells, and are the
source both of discomfort and sickness.

I think it desirable that in villages, where necessary, public
conveniences should be erected, and that in all cases the Local
Authority should provide for the periodical emptying of all privies
and ashpits in such villages, as I find that often the possessor of the
ashpit is not to blame for its condition, but that the person who has
undertaken to empty it has failed to do so.

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