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JAMA Revisited
November 8, 2016

Possible Dangers of the Bubble Fountain

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November 11, 1916

 

JAMA. 1916;67 (20) :1451.

JAMA. 2016;316(18):1926. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17109

The propaganda in the interest of public health has succeeded in introducing numerous innovations into our daily life. Most of these have improved sanitary conditions; some have helped to eradicate disease and to promote hygienic efficiency. The dangers to health which lurk in the common use of articles that find an application in the everyday life of man with respect to his person have become more clearly recognized with the development of bacteriology. Dentists’ and barbers’ utensils, the common towel, and the public drinking cup are believed to harbor a menace because of the possibility of transmitting infection from person to person through the successive use of the same device without special purification or sterilization for each application.

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