FIFTY-SECOND CONGRESS. Srzss. II. Ch. 114. 1893. 451 sufficient to prevent the introduction of such diseases into the United · States, or into one State or Territory or the District of Columbia from another State or Territory or the District of Columbia, the Secretary of the Treasury shall, if in his judgment it is necessary and proper, make such additional rules and regulations as are necessary to prevent the introduction of such diseases into the United States from foreign countries, or into one State or Territory or the District of Columbia from another State or Territory or the Districtof Columbia, and when said rules and regulations have been made they shall be promulgated by the Secretary of the Treasury and enforced by the sanitary authorities of the States E,,¤,..,€mm_ and municipalities, where the State or municipal health authorities will undertake to execute and enforce them; but if the State or municipal authorities shall fail or refuse to enforce said rules and regulations the President shall execute and enforce the same and adopt such measures as in his judgment shall be necessary to prevent the introduction or spread of such diseases, and may detail or appoint officers for that purpose. The Secretary of the Treasury shall make such rules f Rules f<>r vessels and regulations as are necessary to be observed by vessels at the port '°'“i°'°'g“ P""' of departure and on the voyage, where such vessels sail nom any foreign port or place to any port or place in the United States, to secure the best sanitary condition of such vessel, her cargo, passengers, and crew; which shall be published and communicated to and enforced by the consular officers of the United States. None of the penalties herein _ Rslssmm be posted imposed shall attach to any vessel or owner or officer thereof until a "‘ °°"“ “°°' copy of this act, with the rules and regulations made in pursuance thereof; has been posted up in the office of the consul or other consular officer of the United States for teudays, in the port from which said vessel sailed; and the certificate of such consul or consular officer over his official signature shall be competent evidence of such posting in any court of the United States. Sec. 4. That it shall be the duty of the supervising Surgeon-General Hmm; sg? ¥¤*l¤°· of the Marine Hospital Service, under the direction of the Secretary of °°*“ m°°° the Treasury, to perform all the duties in respect to quarantine and quarantine regulations which are provided for by this act, and to obtain information of the sanitary condition of foreign ports and places from which contagious and infectious diseases are or may be imported into the United States, and to this end the consular officer of the United Sanitary rspcm to States at such ports and places as shall be designated by the Secretary b°“‘“‘1° by °°“““’“· of the Treasury shall make to the Secretary of the Treasury weekly reports of the sanitary condition of the ports and places at which they are respectively stationed, according to such forms as the Secretary of the Treasury shall prescribe; and the Secretary of the Treasury shall \Y•e<~kly domestic also obtain, through all sources accessible, including State and munici- °““‘°“" ’°"°"“‘ pal sanitary authorities throughout the United State s, weekly reports of the sanitary condition of ports and places within the United States, and shall prepare, publish, and transmit to collectors of customs and }’ul»lication ami disto State and municipal health officers and other sanitarians weekly ‘“”““°“· abstracts of the consular sanitary reports and other pertinent information received by him, and shall also, as far as he may be able, by means of the voluntary co-operation of State and municipal authorities, of public associations, and private persons, procure information relating to the climatic and other conditions ailectin g the public health, and shall make an annual report of his operations to Congress, A¤¤¤¤*¤*P°"· wpth sgch recommendations as he may deem important to the public in eres . _ Sec. 5. That the Secretary of the Treasury shall from time to time _ Rules to ssqurs sannssue to the consular officers of the United States and to the medical U,$§Q`[,;,f’.§’,'j,€l't'°°“ °f officers serving at any foreign port, and otherwise make publicly known,_the rules and regulations made by him, to be used and complied with by vessels in foreign ports, for securing the best sanitary conditions of such vessels, their cargoes, passengers, and crew, before their departure for any port in the United States, and in the course of
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