ID#: 8653
Description: Caption:
This historic 1922 drawing, which had been digitally enhanced, depicted the sources of water-borne pollution responsible for a typhoid fever epidemic at the Lake Julia Sanatorium, in Puposky, Minnesota. The pumping station on the lower right did not filter the water effectively enough to neutralize the contamination resulting from the institution’s sewer line emptying into the potable water source on the left. This was one of a series of instructional images, used by the Minnesota Board of Health, in order to train its state public health workers. The focus of these images was on protecting water supplies from bacterial contamination due to incorrect disposal of waste, which might foul ground water, rivers, lakes, and streams.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Minnesota Department of Health, R.N. Barr Library; Librarians Melissa Rethlefsen and Marie Jones
Creation Date: 1922
Photo Credit:
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.