"Quarantine officer and quarantine inspection committee member appointment book"
(from 1895, "hanninkanishita***")
From the beginning of the Meiji era to the end of the war, it was the police that played an active part in the spot of hygiene administration including epidemic countermeasures. To quarantine officer, we appointed police sergeant and officer quarantine inspection committee member, and the prefecture put inspector on the duties, but there was person who the person infected, and died at the post.
There was one of police officer that young officer, Keitaro Masuda dispatched in Higashimatsuura-gun Nyuno total output of a village skewer district with sign of cholera spread in 1895 was engaged earnestly in epidemic countermeasures. Oneself is him who is infected, and died at his post, but we get veneration feeling of villager, and we will be worshiped later in Shinto shrine by the devoted act.
"Public health center expense ni Seki through matter inquiry"
(than 1937, "prefectural public health center building works budget record")
Health center will be established nationwide as health guidance organization in 1937 by "the public health center method" of establishment.
We ask other prefectures expense required for public health center setting on installing in this prefecture and take answer from 10 numerical prefectures. Karatsu public health center which became the prefecture's first health center established in 1938.