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December 24, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(26):825-827. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400250025008

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Sixth International Congress for Hygiene and Demography, in Vienna.

The third Section discussed in its first session, on Tuesday, September 27, the report presented by Dr. Hueppe, of Wiesbaden, viz.: "The Connection between the Supply with Drinking-water and the Origin and Spread of Infectious Diseases, and the consequences to be derived therefrom with reference to Hygiene." The Section was presided over by Prof. Virchow, of Berlin, and Prof. Gaffky, of the same city, held the place of a Vice-President. The reporter, Dr. Hueppe, directed the attention to the printed report he had presented, and remarked that though there were no positive proofs for the importance of the water-supply with reference to the epidemic spread of typhoid fever and cholera, our experience and the general considerations made it none the less probable that the drinking-water indeed played a part in the spread of those infectious diseases,

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