Bulletin of the American Iron and Steel Institute Volume 3

Bulletin of the American Iron and Steel Institute Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...In some localities the report indicated that the raw material could not be rendered safe for consumption by any known process of purification. The report, however, demonstrated very clearly that in the open lake away from sources of contamination the water remained in its virgin state. The sanitation committee was not slow to seize upon this report. It accepted it as a proved basis of a pure supply and immediately caused instructions to be sent to the fleet that all drinking tanks should be filled exclusively from the sources that were indicated to be pure. In addition, instructions were drawn up as to the care of the drinking tanks themselves. At the same time it prepared general instructions for the proper care of foodstuffs aboard ship, all incorporated in a circular which was sent to every member. SANITATION RESULTS This campaign on sanitation has already borne fruit. Hundreds of letters were received from the masters of vessels reporting a marked reduction in the general percentage of sickness aboard ship and attributing it to the care which had been exercised in handling foodstuffs. There was a notable absence of those diseases which are commonly imputed to impure water. Some of the masters would not permit raw ice to be placed in water, but insisted that the crews should drink water that had been chilled in the coolers. This practice, unquestionably lessened the number of the ordinary summer complaints aboard ship. The sanitation committee has laid out its work along broad lines. It can do no more in so far as scope is concerned, and its future work will be in the way of refinement. It is very gratifying to report that the supply houses have shown a real desire to co-operate with the committee and have given evidence of further...
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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236761812
  • 9781236761811