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November 12, 1904

The Examination of Waters and Water Supplies.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(20):1484. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500200054017

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His long experience as health official has brought the author of this work into direct contact with many of the practical problems that depend for their solution on technical data. The present book is divided into three parts, dealing with: 1, The examination of the sources from which water is derived; 2, various methods of examining water and the interpretation of the results; 3, analytical processes and methods of examination. The book as a whole appears to reflect faithfully the present state of opinion in Great Britain on the subjects treated. The illustrations drawn from the writer's experience are often especially illuminating. It is perhaps unfortunate that, as regards both method and interpretation, so much divergence should exist between workers in this country and in Great Britain as is revealed in the treatise before us. Such statements as the following (p. 79) serve to show how wide the divergence really

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