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There are three leading combinations of chemicals that enter essentially into the welfare of the human economy, the absence of either one of which would soon result in death. The adulteration or impurity of either, or a reduction of the normal supply of either one, results in a proportionate injury to the living human organism.
These three combinations are air, water, and food. In previous papers read before this Lyceum and our City Council I have called attention to the importance of a bountiful supply of pure water, and our city authorities have practically demonstrated their appreciation of such a supply by investing the sum of $190,000 in securing a suitable water supply for our city, which requires an annual outlay of $5,700 to maintain, saying nothing of the interest on the capital invested in the plant, and yet no one complains, or would ever think of voting to abolish
REED RH. THE HEATING AND VENTILATION OF THE MANSFIELD SCHOOLS AND CHURCHES. A Lecture delivered before the Mansfield Lyceum, February 13, 1889. JAMA. 1889;XII(14):469–478. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400910001001
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