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April 9, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(15):407-408. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391400015003

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At the last stated meeting of the New York Academy of Medicine, in March, Dr. T. Mitchell Prudden read a paper of great interest, denoting more original research than any contribution to the Academy for some time past, on "Bacteria in Ice, and their Relations to the Ice Supply of New York City —an Experimental Study." His object in the series of investigations was to give by experimental means definiteness and precision both to the problem in general, and to the detailed questions which arise in connection with the ice supply of one particular town. His valuable studies enable us to know now with tolerable certainty just what series of questions are to be answered, and what investigations are to be made, in order to decide upon the safety of any given source of ice supply. These detailed investigations, however, as he said, can only be made under the sanction

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