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June 21, 1913

Sanitary Flood Survey

Author Affiliations

Indianapolis. Captain, Medical Corps, Indiana National Guard; First Lieutenant, Medical Reserve Corps, U. S. A.

JAMA. 1913;60(25):1975. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340250043027

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To the Editor:  —The first sanitary flood survey of the Ohio and Wabash rivers was made during the week of April 7, 1913, and is a good example of emergency sanitation. The United States government is better fitted than any of the states to initiate emergency sanitation, and on this account on April 7 the Indiana State Health Commissioner, Dr. Hurty, was notified that a boat survey expedition would start from Louisville, Ky., April 8, and that the government wished representatives of the states of Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois to accompany this expedition.Major James A. Logan, Jr., of the Quartermaster's Department of the U. S. Army chartered a steam packet, the Ed Myer, on which were placed several car-loads of lime in 40-pound sacks, this size being the easiest handled, a large quantity of potassium permanganate in 1-pound cans, several thousand units of typhoid vaccine, several thousand small-pox vaccine

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