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REPORT OF BOARD OF HEALTH.

PORTSMOUTH, VA, AUGUST 14TH, 1902 Hon. J. THOMPSON BAIRD, Mayor:

DEAR SIR:- In compliance with your request, the Board of Health submits it annual report, showing in detail, the principal work done in the Sanitary Department of Portsmouth, during the fiscalyear ending June 30th, 1902.

The total number of deaths reported as occurring in this city during the year, is 322

With an estimated population of 20,000 inhabitants, this gives a mortality rate of 16.01, and total number of births reported, 368.

Of the 92 contagious diseases occurring during the year, 14 was diphtheria, 17 scarlet fever. 36 measles, 19 typhoid fever, 6 small pox, and total number of deaths 5. For details of the occurrence of the diseases, you are respectfully referred to the report of the Sanitary Inspector.