Excerpt from Typhoid Fever in Michigan in 1890: A Summary From Reports by Health Officers, Clerks and Physicians, Compiled Under the Direction of the Secretary of the Michigan State Board of Health
Sept. 30, 1890, the Secretary sent to each member of this Board a copy of Dr. Christian's letter accompanied by the following from himself: .
Dear Sir - I shall be glad to receive any suggestions 'which you will make on the subject of the above letter from Dr. Christian.
Samples of the milk, of the river water, and of the well water were sent to Prof. Vaughan, Director of the Laboratory of Hygiene, Ann Arbor; and' at the meeting of this Board Oct. 14, 1890, he made a verbal preliminary report that bacteriological examination revealed the fact that both of the samples of water and the milk contained micro-organisms which, by their life processes, ln nutritive solutions, form poisons.
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