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December 4, 1886

PURIFICATION AND SANITATION BY FIRE.

JAMA. 1886;VII(23):617-619. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250120001001
Abstract

We find the following words in the Law of Moses, Book of Leviticus:

" But the remainder of the flesh of the sacrifice, on the third day, shall be burnt with fire." (Leviticus vii: 17.)

" And the flesh that toucheth any unclean thing, shall not be eaten, it shall be burnt with fire." (Leviticus vii: 19.)

"But the bullock, and his hide, and his flesh, and his dung, he burnt with fire." (Leviticus viii: 17.)

" And that which remaineth of the flesh and of the bread, shall ye burn with fire." (Leviticus viii: 32.)

" And the flesh and the hide, he burnt without the camp." (Leviticus ix: 11.)

" He shall therefore burn that garment, whether warp or woof, inwoolen or in linen, or anything of skin, wherein the plague is; it shall be burnt in the fire." (Leviticus xii: 52.)

" Thou shalt burn that wherein the plague is with fire." (Leviticus

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