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February 28, 1903


JAMA. 1903;XL(9):589-590. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490090037007

With all our progress in hygiene and sanitation we have occasional examples of how things ought not to be in this particular line. According to the press reports such an instance is very strikingly given in the condition of Ithaca, N. Y., at the present time.1 The case is the more notable in that the town is the seat of one of our largest universities where lack of information as to up-to-date sanitation can hardly be presumed to exist. The university, of course, does not have the town sanitation under its charge, but the town authorities can reasonably be assumed to have had ample chances of enlightenment on such matters. Where they seem to have been blameworthy is in not sufficiently guarding the sources of their water supply, which has apparently been proven to be the cause of the present outbreak of typhoid in the town. The alleged fact

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