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The Richmond Board of health.

--It will be pleasing to our citizens to know that the members of this institution have gone to work in earnest to perfect the object of its organization, and seem to appreciate fully their responsible and important position. Dr. F. W. Hancock, the efficient president, is taking energetic measures to get information as to the systems established by other health boards. He is in correspondence with the health officers of the large cities North and South, and has received from Philadelphia a number of forms of registry of births and deaths, reports of boards, etc., which are very complete.

We learn that the City Council will soon take measures for the health and cleansing, and to aid the Board to get statistical information with regard to the births and deaths, of the city.

From the high standing of the physicians of this Board, it is to be hoped that the health of the city will be preserved, and that it may be, in a measure, prepared to avert the coming of that dread visitor which has swept so many portions of Europe.

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