November 17, 1894


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CONCORD, N. H. Presented to the American Public Health Association by the Committee on Car Sanitation, at the Twenty-second Annual Meeting, held at Montreal, Canada, Sept. 25-28, 1894.

JAMA. 1894;XXIII(20):757-762. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421250019001f

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A report upon this subject must include several topics; for in order to bring before the public a full realization of its importance, we must consider the construction, the heating, lighting and ventilation of coaches, as well as the methods of car cleaning now in use by the management of most roads.

This last is most essential, as it is the first principle of sanitation, without which nothing like a healthy standard can be assumed.

The problem of car sanitation is one of complex character and involves so many mechanical questions, that one can hardly be expected to bring out the whole of the subject in a single paper. I have endeavored to get the opinions on this subject from other members of the committee, but have not succeeded in doing so, as for various reasons the different members have begged to be excused, therefore I have selected from the

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