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This volume, which is in its way one of the standards among popular works on its subjects, is written more especially to meet conditions in Great Britain, but what it says is for the the most part equally applicable to this country. We have nothing of late date exactly similar, so its reproduction here should be welcomed. Even the chapter on the English law relating to water-supplies is likely to be of service as giving the results of experience as embodied in the law, and the book is practically a complete statement, in brief compass, of the main facts regarding water-supplies, except perhaps in the matter of some of the later acquired data of water bacteriology. In this last respect the work is not full or possibly quite up to date. Some supplementary reading in other quarters is needed for the fullest information in these matters, but as a whole
Water and Water-Supplies. JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(9):575. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460090061033
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