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The Sanitary Assurance Association

    Abstract

    IT is admitted on all hands that a vast amount of unnecessary disease, suffering, and death is caused by defective sanitary arrangements, especially as regards drainage. A few years ago, so long as there was no foul smell, and all the pipes were “properly trapped,” everybody was satisfied; but properly trapped usually meant improperly ventilated, or not ventilated at all, and we know now that foul gases will pass steadily, continuously, and certainly through water in traps.

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