ID#: 8475
This historic photograph revealed a leaking water pipe, where it had been determined that sewage had entered the Benson, Minnesota water supply. This was considered to be one of the causes of a typhoid fever epidemic in that city during August, 1914.

This was one of a series of instructional photographs used by the Minnesota Board of Health to train public health workers. The focus of the images, and the training effort was to promote sound practices involved in protecting potable water supplies from bacterial contamination.

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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Minnesota Department of Health, R.N. Barr Library; Librarians Melissa Rethlefsen and Marie Jones
Creation Date: 1909
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.