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Description:This historic 1934 photograph revealed an accumulation of dead carp that had washed up on the shore of Lake Byllesby, Minnesota. The fish were killed by pollution that fouled the lake.
This was one of a series of instructional images used by the Minnesota Board of Health to train the state's public health workers. The purpose of the images and the associated training was focused on protecting public water supplies from bacterial contamination.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Minnesota Department of Health, R.N. Barr Library; Librarians Melissa Rethlefsen and Marie Jones
Creation Date:1934
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Links:Minnesota Health Department
Minnesota Health Department; R.N. Barr Library
CDC – Nat. Center for Infectious Diseases; Water-Related Diseases
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.