CHAPTER 97 - STATE BOARD OF HEALTH, USE OF PROPHYLACTIC

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 51, VOLUME 29, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 42, VOLUME 32, LAWS OF DELAWARE, IN RELATION TO THE USE OF A PROPHYLACTIC AGAINST INFLAMMATION OF THE EYES OF THE NEW-BORN.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That Chapter 51, Volume 29, Laws of Delaware, as amended by Chapter 42, Volume 32, Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby further amended by repealing Section 3 thereof and by inserting in lieu thereof the following section to be known as Section 3:

"Section 3. It shall be the duty of physicians, midwives or other persons in attendance upon cases of childbirth to use either a 1% solution of silver nitrate, or a 105 solution of argyrol or a 15 solution of protargol or their therapeutic equivalent as a prophylactic against inflammation of the eyes of the new-born and to make record of the prophylactic used and to endorse the details thereof on every Birth Certificate."

Approved March 6, 1935.