Tag Archives: drinking water

Pure and Wholesome—The Original Definition of Safe Drinking Water

by Michael J. McGuire I have been intrigued by the term “pure and wholesome” throughout my career. After I came upon it during my research for The Chlorine Revolution, I knew that I had to learn more about it. One … Continue reading

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What the heck does CCF mean?

by Michael J. McGuire I am not talking about the California Community Foundation, Cheetah Conservation Fund or Center for Children and Families. Hey, I write about water stuff. A few thousand water utility employees and I know what CCF means, … Continue reading

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The Best of 365 Daily Blogs

By Michael J. McGuire One year ago today (September 1, 2012) I committed to posting daily articles on my other blog This Day in Water History. It turned into quite an effort–much more so that I ever thought. Along the … Continue reading

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Fourteen Days in China

By Michael J. McGuire I find myself on an Air Canada jet on the first leg of my trip to China. How did I get here? Why am I going? I got here because I know a guy. Yuefeng Xie … Continue reading

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Springtime in New Jersey

By Michael J. McGuire Many of you, dear readers, have been following my seven-year journey to first write, find a publisher and then promote my book, The Chlorine Revolution:  Water Disinfection and the Fight to Save Lives. The book was … Continue reading

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Chapter 1–The Chlorine Revolution: Water Disinfection and the Fight to Save Lives

By Michael J. McGuire The Journey that Launched a Revolution “revolution . . . a: sudden, radical, or complete change . . . e: a changeover in use or preference especially in technology” Merriam-Webster, “Revolution” Dr. John L. Leal, a physician turned … Continue reading

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In Fairness to John Snow

By Peter Vinten-Johansen If I were still teaching a history of medicine course at Michigan State University, I would have prepared a mini-lecture on John Snow for mid-March. The syllabus would have included a series of readings by and about Snow, … Continue reading

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30 Days of #DrJohnSnow

By Michael J. McGuire Beginning February 14 and continuing over the next 30 days, daily messages about #DrJohnSnow and the #BroadStPump will be posted on Twitter. The following posting is about the life of Dr. Snow and how he influenced … Continue reading

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Dr. John Snow and the Broad Street Pump

By Michael J. McGuire Dr. John Snow (March 15, 1813–June 16, 1858) was famous for the Broad Street Pump episode but he accomplished so much more than that. He was first and foremost a physician who trained in England in … Continue reading

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The Best of “This Day in Water History”—2012

By Michael J. McGuire I have been posting daily water historical happenings since September 1, 2012 on my other blog This Day in Water History. I thought it would be fun to choose my favorites and post short versions of … Continue reading

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