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By Michael J. McGuire

Possibly no different development of public wellbeing and fitness has been as major. but, few be aware of the interesting tale of an easy idea-disinfecting public water platforms with chlorine-that in exactly a hundred years has stored extra lives than the other unmarried wellbeing and fitness improvement in human heritage.

At the flip of the twentieth century, such a lot scientists and medical professionals known as the addition of chloride of lime, a toxic chemical, to public water offers not just a preposterous concept but additionally an unlawful act - until eventually a brave doctor, Dr. John L. Leal, operating with George W. Fuller, the era's maximum sanitary engineer, proved it may be performed adequately and successfully on a wide scale.

This is the 1st booklet to inform the very good real tale of the 1st use of chlorine to disinfect a urban water provide, in Jersey urban, New Jersey, in 1908. this significant ebook additionally corrects incorrect information long-held within the old checklist approximately who used to be accountable for this momentous occasion, giving late popularity to the genuine hero of the story-an unflagging champion of public well-being, Dr. John L. Leal

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This subject has been more fully elucidated by Dr. Reincke than by anyone else. . ”62 Sewer Pipe–Water Pipe Death Spiral Rampant waterborne disease during the latter half of the nineteenth century was directly caused by the construction of sewer pipes to remove human wastes as quickly as possible to sources of drinking water: rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. Building a centralized water-pipe distribution system solved water supply problems but created an efficient system for delivering pathogens.

He made all of the knowledge he developed available for free to any doctor who wanted it, and he made no attempt to patent his many devices for dispensing chloroform and ether. One overriding personal characteristic of this ascetic doctor of the Victorian era was courage. He worked hard to develop his ideas and used the scientific method and laboratory investigations to establish his case in whatever area he was working. Once he became convinced of the rightness of his position, nothing could deter him.

The resulting nuisances became a serious problem about the middle of the last century [1850s]. . The sewage problem thus took its modern form of pollution of waterways. . S. cities needed systems to move the miasma out of town, and sanitary engineers followed the British model of building sewers. “‘Sanitary Engineering’ . . ”69 (emphasis added) Pitifully few sewage treatment systems existed in the United States in 1893, when Moses N. S. sewage treatment systems from his vantage point as editor of Engineering News.

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