|Farm scene, South
Carolina 1880ís, Library of Congress
|...If he is a
dweller in the country the Board will drain the marshes which poison his
residence, and teach him to remove his pigsties, privy, and dung heap to a
safe distance from his house and well....
three great scourges have afflicted this country with countless woes, namely:
Bad air, bad whiskey and bad biscuits!†
Their baneful effects cannot be easily exaggerated: The first
deteriorates the blood, out of which are the issues of life and death, the
second is the cause of frequent crimes and sufferings, and the third makes us
pale, lean and miserable.† Bad
teaching, though it has no influence on health, from the magnitude and
importance of its evil results, namely the disastrous effects upon the
education of youth, whereby the intellectual standard of the State is
lowered, might well constitute a fourth...
|State Board of
Health. Second Annual Report of the State Board of Health of South
Carolina for the Fiscal Year Ending October 31st, 1881. Charleston, SC:
Walker, Evans & Cogswell, 1881.