October 27, 1894


JAMA. 1894;XXIII(17):651. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421220023006

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The Committee on the Pollution of Water Supplies, of the American Public Health Association in its report submitted at the meeting in Montreal, Canada, September 25 last, suggested a coöperative investigation by American bacteriologists into the, at present, confused state of our knowledge on the important subject of the bacteriology of water supplies. The Association approved this suggestion and commended the efforts of the Committee in carrying out the work, to the officers of State and municipal boards of health, to the individual members of the Association, and to all persons interested in the purity of water supplies, for such special assistance as they may be able to render. The proposition of the Committee was to the effect that each laboratory willing to coöperate in the work devote itself particularly to the investigation of a single so-called group or species of water bacteria; and that uniform standard culture media be

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