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Description:This historic 1922 drawing 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.
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 purpose of these images and the requisite training was focused on protecting water supplies from bacterial contamination due to incorrect disposal of waste, such as sewage, 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
CDC – Nat. Center for Infectious Diseases; Water-Related Diseases
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