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September 2, 1911

American Mineral Waters: The New England States.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(10):842. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260090064038

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It is a valuable piece of work to take up American mineral waters in detail and give the chemical composition and the results of sanitary analysis and an inspection of the premises. The present bulletin covers only the springs of the New England States. The waters are classified according to their chemical character. Fortunately for the mineral water user, the organic purity of the waters of most of these springs is evident from the report of the analyses. In a few cases the water is reported to be of doubtful purity or the surroundings are said to suggest the possibility of contamination. In a few cases the presence of gas-forming bacilli in 1 c.c. of the water is noted, but the spring is not condemned on this account. The comments thus made should be a warning to the owners of such springs to remove objectionable features if they wish to

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