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TO Tltß EDITOR OF THI fRESS. <;rr..--About ft year ngo the average nnmfcer of" fresh cases of diphtheria in JLyttelton rvory month was 28. Alarmed at this state f things the local body appointed a medical health officer at a salary of £50 per annum, whia gentleman proceeded at once to carry oat tno duties ot hie office without fear or favour. He visited overy dairy in port, and reported on each of them in a manner which made rough reading for come of the dairyl, eD Ho inaugurated a systematic mode of reporting all cases of infectious disease, •nspected all drains, schools and public buiulintfs, visited in the exercise of his duties X 200 private houses, supplied the Council with full reports on the state of the borough health, insisted on reforms of a more or u& sweeping nature, and finnlly practically stamped out infectious disease in LytUlton. But he has also done something else. He has roa<le some score or «o of hitter enemies, »nd these are now determined to get their «?enee. They can only do this by ousting jhe doctor from the position of Health Officer, and although this will certainly be nok»a to the doctor, ifc will be a most geriou* one to the inhabitants of Lyttfllton. ftM one of them, I now write to protest ijjaiost about a<? reactionary a step as has, been taken Jiere for come time. There is no need for us to appeal to the Council. The ft yor and two of the members are ■ dairymen, or connected with dairies, and these, ■with the votes they can influence, are bound to win the day, but we can at all events ippe*i to public , opinion, and in thut appeal wehope to have your help.—Yours, &c, A Lvttkmcoh Max.

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LYTTELTON AND ITS HEALTH OFFICER., Press, Volume LIV, Issue 9733, 22 May 1897

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LYTTELTON AND ITS HEALTH OFFICER. Press, Volume LIV, Issue 9733, 22 May 1897

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