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"I've got to go to Columbus," declared Dr. C. W. Tidball, during the Columbian year, as his eyes rested on a call for a convention of the health officers of the State. "Columbus!" observed his young son, Leonard, with emphasis which echoed mingled doubt and wonder. "How can you go to Columbus? He's been dead a thousand years!"
The health of Norwood is a matter of concern to all its inhabitants. Since the establishment of the Board of Health, with its iron-clad regulations, which are enforced without fear of favor, infectious diseases have not run riot through the village. Dr. Tidball has filled the post of health officer since the creation of the board. His report for the year of 1893 showed fifty eight deaths—a rate less than twelve in one thousand. W. E. Zoller and C. E. Page are the only ex-members of the board, which now consists of Mayor McNeill, ex-officio; W. M. Langdon, chairman; S. S. Kingery, J. A. Knapp, W. A. Stewart, A. A. Brown and Dr. R. C. Wintermute.
The board, in all its good works, has met with the hearty co-operation of the sons of Esculapius who practice in the borough. There are now ten resident physicians.
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