The State Board of Health, established in 1869, was abolished in 1879, and its functions absorbed by the State Board of Health, Lunacy, and Charity until 1886, when its was re-established. It was succeeded in turn by the State Department of Health in 1914 and the Department of Public Health in 1919.
From the description of Minutes, 1869-1914. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122405618
Massachusetts has administered water works and sewage disposal for the Boston metropolitan area successively through the Board of Metropolitan Sewerage Commissioners (Metropolitan Sewerage Commission) (1889-1901) and the Metropolitan Water Board (1895-1901); the Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board (1901-1919); and the Water and Sewerage Divisions of the Metropolitan District Commission (1919-1985). Since 1985 these functions have been assigned to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority.
From the description of Legislative abstracts, 1797-1913. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 180705825