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A Prussian Institute for the Study of Problems of Air Hygiene
In 1901, the Prussian government, having in mind the contamination that drinking water and water used for other purposes undergo, created in Berlin an experiment station for the study of water problems, including the best means of disposing of sewage waters. In 1913, an institute known as the Landesanstalt für Wasserhygiene, with headquarters of its own at Dahlem, near Berlin, was established. The function of this central station was to study from hygienic and economic standpoints the problems pertaining to the securing of adequate and satisfactory water supplies and the disposal of sewage and waste products in general. The institute was, in this connection, to conduct researches and to perform tests of general value and interest. It was to accept any commissions imposed by the various ministries, and minor researches were to be made for officials and private persons,
BERLIN. JAMA. 1922;79(5):393-394. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640050055024