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June 23, 1906

DUST REMOVAL, NOT DISPERSAL.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(25):1935. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510520039008

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Abstract

We are in the midst of the dust season, and the problem of the removal of the fine particles that gather over everything, and especially on wearing apparel, is once more acute. Since the invention of the vacuum process by which dust is sucked up into a receiver to be carted away instead of being merely swept or brushed up into the air and then allowed to settle down again, these old-fashioned methods have come to seem especially obnoxious. In houses, especially where there are children, it would seem to be advisable that clothes, if dusted within the house at all, should be brushed in some special part of it quite segregated from the ordinary living rooms, and that no brushing should be done at night before the retirement of the family. Undoubtedly many of the so-called summer complaints are really not diseases of hot weather so much as of

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