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April 30, 1904


JAMA. 1904;XLII(18):1148. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490630034010

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It is announced in the lay papers that the Pullman company has adopted a new design for sleeping cars, which is intended to more nearly meet the sanitary requirements. There will be no elaborate grill work, and the surfaces will be curved as far as possible. Material has been selected for the curtains and seat coverings which can be easily cleaned and disinfected. It is also stated that orders have been issued for more thorough disinfection of cars in which sick persons have traveled. Nothing more unsanitary in a case of infectious disease can well be imagined than the present upholstering of the Pullman railway cars, and the reform is one that certainly will be indorsed by the medical profession. The cars will gain the favor of the traveling public also, although much plainer in appearance and less luxurious than the older ones. It is hoped that the disinfecting and

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