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638 FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 383. 1897. acid, two parts; water, two thousand parts; or other germicidal solution approved by said health officer. The bodies of persons who have died from any contageous disease hall be immediately enveloped in a sheet saturated with a ive per ceutum aqueous solution of carbolic acid or other germicidal solution approved by said health officer. h_1:lHi¤f¤¤::a¤;,`l¤r{ Sec. 9. That if the person who is or has been in charge of any case orpuum. of contagious disease in said District shall fail or refuse to properly disinfect said premises, and persons and articles thereon, or cause the same to be properly disinfected, within three days after the removal. recovery, or death of such case, said health officer is hereby authorized to cause the same to be properly disinfected and to pay the co t thereof out of any appropriation available for the purpose, and the court before whom such person is tried may require him to pay such costs in addi-

,,,,,;, tion to suffering such penalty as is hereinafter specified: Provided,

lic umn- That when such person is unable, in the opinion of said health officer, to properly disinfect such premises, or any part thereof or any person or persons, article or articles thereon, such premises or parts thereof, person or persons, article or articles may be disinfected by said health oliicer and the cost of such disinfection paid out of any appropriation available therefor, including payment for articles belonging to the poor necessarily destroyed. P•¤•¤*:°¤;*v{}*°·••{ Sec. 10. That no person in said District suffering from any contagious fnntmiisavepmiiaigg. disease, or residing either permanently or temporarily in any building where there is such disease (or, if such building be a hospital, asylum, hotel, or apartment house, in the apartments where there is uch disease) shall leave such building, or apartments, except with a written permit from said health officer, and then only in accordance with the terms of said permit; or with a certificate from said health officer certiqing that such person can leave said building or apartments without danger to public health. .

 P'°“‘ Sec. 11. That no person in said District shall knowingly enter any

building or if such building be a hospital, asylum, hotel or apartment house in the apartment in which exists any case or case of contagious disease or any building infected by such disease except persons dwelling in such building at the time of the discovery of such disease therein, the attending physician or physicians, the nurse or nurses, and such other person as may be especially authorized in writing by said health . officer to do so. T’°“““°"'°"’°‘u°“‘ Sec. 12. That no person shall, in said District, keep or retain the body of any person who has died of any contagious disease, except in accordance with the following provision : Such body shall not be placed in an ice box, but shall, immediately after death, be completely enveloped, and shall thereafter remain so enveloped, in a sheet saturated with a five per eentum aqueous solution of carbolic acid or other germicidal solution, as provided in section eight; such body shall then be immediately placed i11 a cotiin or casket, which shall at once be tightly closed with screws or clamps and remain so closed; such body shall be buried, cremated, or transported beyond the limits of said District _ _ within thirty-six hours after death. _ _ _ ,fg,j°‘{;°rf'°:,f,_'z*f_g‘_i° Sec. 13. That no body of any person who has died of Asiatic cholera, yellow fever, typhus fever, smallpox, including varioloid, the plague, leprosy, or glanders, shall be carried into or out of the District of game. Columbia except in transit: Provided, That this section shall not apply "“”°" °'°‘ to the transportation of bodies in hearses or undertakers’ wagons for burial in adjoining States. B‘“'“"" SEO. 14. That in said District the body of any person who has died of any contagious disease shall not be carried from place to place except for the purpose of burial, cremation, or shipment, nor in any conveyance other than a hearse or undertaker-’s wagon; such body shall not be taken into any place of public assemblage, nor shall any person attend the funeral of any such body except adult members of