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In the increasing attention given to public health matters the sanitation of cities of course occupies a large and important position. The disposal of waste, the cleaning of streets and the prevention of dust are matters intimately related. Dust is an agency in the transmission of disease as important as water and milk, or even more so, and causes far more universal annoyance and discomfort. This book deals with this phase of city sanitation in a theoretical as well as practical way, discussing such subjects as city dust, streets as receptacles for refuse, the aim of sanitation, sanitary ordinances and the police, necessity of cooperation in preventive work. physical properties of street dirt, chemical and microbic ingredients of street dirt, general methods of cleaning, disposal of refuse, etc., and gives the history and development of these sanitary measures in New York, perhaps the best example in this country, and in
Modern Methods of Street-Cleaning.. JAMA. 1910;LIV(16):1326. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550420050016