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20 Devrid... .............JULIUS S. CLARK, M. D.,
.......F. B. ALBERS, M. D.
si Jes....................... A. W. PERRY, M. D.
s Petrit...............JULES A. MATHIEU, M. D.
an. Berter ...................... C. P. AMES, M. D.
......... .... THOMAS D. WORRALL.
SHAKSPEARE ALLEN, M. D.
M. A. ROACH, M. D.
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STATE OF LOUISIANA,
159 CANAL STREET,
NEW ORLEANS, December 31st, 1871 To his Excellency, H. C. WARMOTH, Governor of the State of
Louisiana : GOVERNOR :—The Board of Health respectfully submits its annual report:
On the 7th day of August, occurred the death of the Honorable E. W. Pierce, for sixteen months preceding his decease a member of the Board of Health.
The death of Mr. Pierce was felt as a severe loss by the members of this body, in their public capacity, and as individ- uals. Not professionally skilled in sanitary matters, as medi
cal men are supposed to be, he, by investigation into sanitary science, made himself well informed on the class of subjects coming before him officially.
In his place in the Senate at its last session, he strongly supported measures to regulate the sale of dangerous illuminating oils, and in behalf of the system of public vaccination proposed by the Board of Health, made an address so complete in facts and figures, as to evince his thorough and complete mastery of the subject.
The attendance of Mr. Pierce upon the meetings of the Board of Health was unfailing and punctual. His duties as chairman of the Finance Committee were performed with regularity and care.
Mr. Pierce possessed an excellent intellect, cultivated by a liberal education and continued reading, great moral force of character, combined with good knowledge of human nature and fine tact.
Absolute intellectual and moral honesty, with marked clear ness and dispassionateness of judgment, were his mental characteristics.
This clear, dispassionate, just quality of mind, was combined with a warmth and energy of nature, that in his duties in this body, as in other public positions, made him most capable active and interested.
These sterling qualities of mind and character were connected with a fine presence, a face of much manly beauty and with great urbanity of manner, a genuine courtesy of the heart, wbich knew no respect of persons.
So quietly, though completely, did he enact his various parts as citizen or public officer, that the power of the man was overlooked, by reason of his ease of action; its perfect symmetry concealed from many observers, the solid breadth and rare elevation of his character.
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Quarantine, as required by law, was maintained at Atchafalaya Station from May 1st to October 31st.
Quarantine at the Rigolets Station, being within the discretion of the Board, began June 15th and ceased September 30th. At the Mississippi Station quarantine against West Indian and South American ports took effect, agreeably to the proclama. tion by the Governor of the State, on June 1st and ceased on Oetober 15th.
This special quarantine against yellow fever, was enforced with strictness, and with as much success as is probably pos. sible.
Mult particulars of the two instances in which yellow fever sevmeki to have eluded quarantine, are given farther on, in the Pages occupied with the history of that disease, whilst prevalent last summer
Is much has appeared in the public prints as to the useless11068 vi quarantine regulations, the Board of Health expresses