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October 20, 1888

DISINFECTION AND DISINFECTANTS.

JAMA. 1888;XI(16):562-563. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400680022004

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Abstract

The first report of the Committee on Disinfectants of the American Public Health Association has just been issued. If there were no other raison d'être of the American Public Health Association, this volume alone would be sufficient. The Committee on disinfectants, it will be remembered, was composed of Drs. George M. Sternberg, Joseph H. Raymond, Charles Smart, Victor C. Vaughan A. R. Leeds, W. H. Watkins, and George H. Rohé.

The present volume contains the reports for the two years previous to 1887, which have already been noticed, and the report for 1887, which may in a certain way be regarded as an additional report with a summary of what is contained in the others. The report of the Chairman, Dr. Sternberg, is very full, as was to be expected. It is a report of what he himself has done in the way of confirming the conclusions arrived at from

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