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Chicago, Oct. 9, 1901.
To the Editor:
—In The Journal of September 28, the City Clerk of Vancouver, B. C., states in a very positive way that the City of Vancouver was the first to introduce the Septic Tank System into the Dominion. This is an error. The first septic tank system to be introduced in the Dominion of Canada was installed at the Mount Allison University, Sackville, N. B., and was put into practical operation in October, 1900.I should perhaps explain that, as general agent for the septic tank syndicate at Exeter, England, I secured the introduction of this system, both at Vancouver and Sackville, and on March 12, 1901, I received a letter from Dr. Allison, President of the University, reporting the very satisfactory working of our system. In the interest of your readers, perhaps you would like to get a later report from the Doctor, which
Wyllie HD. The Septic Tank.. JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(16):1051. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470420039017