ID#: 8642
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This historic 1921diagram, which had been digitally enhanced, depicted the Mankato, Minnesota municipal well, and its connections to sewers, and the Minnesota River. River flooding contributed to a water-borne typhoid fever epidemic in June 1908. This was one of a series of instructional images, used by the Minnesota Board of Health, to train its state public health workers. The focus of the images was on protecting water supplies from bacterial contamination due to incorrect disposal of waste, which might foul ground water, rivers, lakes, and streams. The specific citation was, “Bracken, H.M., Bass, F. H., Whittaker, H.A. and Hill, H.W., The Mankato Typhoid Fever Epidemic of 1908, Journal of Infectious Diseases, 9:410-74, 1911”.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Minnesota Department of Health, R.N. Barr Library; Librarians Melissa Rethlefsen and Marie Jones
Creation Date: 1921
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Links: Minnesota Health Department
Minnesota Health Department; R.N. Barr Library
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.