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Water; Bacteria; Waterborne infection


The more we know about the causes of disease the more we are convinced that many of the ills that flesh is heir to come to us through germs that are transmitted through the air we breath, the water we drink and the food we eat. You are all familiar with the westward march of cholera among men and epizooty among animals. In surgical operations the danger is not from the operation, but from germs which are in the air and which get into the body through the wound, producing surgical fever, etc. Since Lester used the carbolic acid spray and bandages saturated with carbolic acid, which kills those germs, the cases of fever having greatly decreased.

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