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February 17, 1900

RAILWAY HYGIENE AND EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT.

Author Affiliations

SURGEON CHICAGO, ROCK ISLAND AND PACIFIC RAILWAY CO. DENVER, COLO.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(7):395-397. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24610070011001e
Abstract

Coming within the province of duty of railroad surgeons, it may be said with much probability that, unless they take a positive interest in the matter, slow progress will be made in the sanitation and hygiene of railway travel. So far we have devoted ourselves chiefly to the treatment of injuries and the consideration of litigation cases. Especially are the furnishing and ventilation of coaches and first treatment of the injured matters of supreme importance and always worthy of special interest and consideration. It is often a long time after the recognition of an evil before the successful remedy is discovered and applied. The best means in the accomplishment of a given purpose is generally the result of countless theories and suggestions, and careful, patient investigation. The comfort, health and safety of employees and passengers are cardinal elements that must command the serious consideration of railway corporations and the railway

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