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January 8, 1887

LETTER FROM LONDON.

JAMA. 1887;VIII(2):52-53. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391270024011

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Abstract

The Better Sanitation of Houses—A Chair from Hunter's Bedstead—Hospital Sunday Fund—The Conjoint Scheme.

Early in the next session of Parliament an introduction of a new bill is promised, to be brought in by Dr. Farquharson "for the Better Sanitation of Dwelling-houses, Schools, Hotels, Hospitals and other Buildings within the United Kingdom." In scope and aim, it would, therefore, seem the bill is of an exhaustive character, so much so, indeed, that aspiring sanitarians will be well content if at first a modicum of the things sought for get parliamentary consent. In principle the bill is simple and farreaching. Its sub-title is given as the " Sanitary Registration of Buildings Act." It provides in the first instance for the adoption of its provisions in the City of London and in the area under the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Board of Works. All towns in England of 50,000 inhabitants

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