Ohio's Health Volume 6

Ohio's Health Volume 6

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ..."to introduce into the economy a molecular mechanism which, like a cunningly contrived torpedo, shall find its way to some particular group of living elements and cause an explosion among them, leaving the rest untouched." Paul Ehrlich will live in the history of civilization as one of the great investigators, genial, creative, fertile, excelling in "that boldness of the scientific use of the imagination which alone can extend beyond the obvious fact and reveal the unknown," one of the great benefactors of mankind. Legal Liability of Water Company. Damages Recoverable When Water Supply Is Dangerously Contaminated. The Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey has decided that a water company supplying water for domestic purposes is bound to exercise reasonable care to see that the water is wholesome and safe. From U. S. Public Health Reports. In Jones v. Mount Holly Water Co. the plaintiff was a customer of the water company. Three of his children became ill, and he sued the company for damages, alleging that the illness was caused by contamination of the water with fecal matter. He secured a verdict for $750 in the lower court, and the supreme court sustained the verdict. The court held that the evidence was sufficient to justify the jury in finding that the illness of the children resulted from the contamination of the water and that the company had been guilty of negligence in supplying water which was unsafe for drinking purposes. Judge Kalisch, in the opinion, said: It must be borne in mind that the defendant company was in the watersupply business for profit. The plaintiff had paid for the supply which he was to receive, in advance. Hence it became the duty of the defendant company to give to the plaintiff water...show more

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  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 531g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236767349
  • 9781236767349