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December 11, 1926

APPROVED FORM OF NOTICE

JAMA. 1926;87(24):1998. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.92680240003014a

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Abstract

In order to maintain proper standards and protect the health of patrons, it is necessary to insist on observation of the following rules, which are approved and their strict enforcement required by the—State Board of Health: Warning: Persons with colds, head infections, "running nose or ears," catarrh, are warned that swimming, diving, etc., tend to force the infection into the sinuses or ears, and result in serious if not fatal complications.

1. All bathers shall use shower baths, including soap, if necessary, before entering the plunge. (The plunge is not intended as a bath tub.)

2. Bathers who have been outside the bath house or plunge enclosure shall not reenter without passing through a foot bath and using a shower.

3. Bathers shall be forbidden to wear private bathing suits that are not properly laundered; light colored or undyed wool is suggested.

4. Women shall wear caps while in plunge.

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