The Hygiene of Air and Water


THIS is a useful little book, but it wants some revising: it is too sweeping a statement to say that the oxygen of the air is constant in amount and the carbonic acid variable; it is true that the variations in the amount of oxygen are very small in proportion to that amount. It would have been well to state even in a popular treatise that other substances besides ozone affect Schönbein's papers, which are not “browned” by the way.

The Hygiene of Air and Water.

Being a Popular Account of the Effects of the Impurities of Air and Water, their Detection, and the Modes of remedying them. By William Proctor., Surgeon to the York Dispensary, and formerly Lecturer on Chemistry and Forensic Medicine in the York School of Medicine. (Hardwicke.)

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C., W. The Hygiene of Air and Water . Nature 7, 318–319 (1873).

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