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March 15, 1890


JAMA. 1890;XIV(11):390-391. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410110030010

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When the late Commission on Metropolitan Sewage finished its exhaustive inquiry in 1884, the commissioners recorded their deliberate conclusion that " no known process of precipitation purifies sufficiently; " but since then the Amines process has been perfected by Mr. Wollheim, of London, and in the opinion of many competent experts like Dr. Klein, who have examined the results obtained at Wimbledon, the problem has at length been successfully solved. The process derives its name from the fact that for the purification and sterilization of the sewage matter it utilizes certain organic bases belonging to the chemical group of the amines, or ammonia compounds, and whilst chemically efficient, it is said to be so economical that under

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