1900 Jan 01
From J M Atkinson , Principal Civic Medical Officer’s report dated 12th January 1900
1. Water from bath-rooms or cook-houses should not be thrown over the ground near the station
2. Pools or puddles of stagnant water near the station should be filled up and turfed
3. Preserve trees in the neighbourhood of the station, as shade is beneficial
4. On returning from duty wet, either from rain or perspiration, immediately get into dry change of clothes having a hot bath before doing so if possible, particularly avoid sitting in wet clothes.
5. Bathe in hot water not cold, this does not prohibit sea-bathing.
6. Eat, drink and smoke in moderation, especially remembering that though a small quantity of alcohol is beneficial a large quantity is injurious. Stimulants should not be taken until the day’s work is over.
7. The best drink during the heat of the day is lemonade (made by boiling for half-an-hour a sliced lemon or four limes in a pint and a half of water)
8. Be careful always to wear a helmet or sunhat when exposed to sun
9. As a preventative take a five-grain quinine pill every morning before breakfast during the month May-September
John Mitford Atkinson
Principal Civic Medical Officer , 1900
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