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By Michael J. McGuire At the turn of the 20th century, public health professionals were still struggling to incorporate the precepts of the germ theory into all of their protocols. The general population was even further behind and, in many … Continue reading
By Michael J. McGuire There are still many parts of the world that use the common cup at fountains and other sources of drinking water. Cultural habits are strong.
October 29, 2012: Common Cup Countdown-1 day to the 100th anniversary of 1st U.S. drinking water regulation-Dixie Cups. “By 1912 the cup company had semiautomatic dispensers and began selling the product to drug stores and soda fountains as the Health … Continue reading
October 28, 2012: Common Cup Countdown-2 days to the 100th anniversary of 1st U.S. drinking water regulation-an unexpected visitor. “His efforts to destroy the common cup, in the first state to do so, received a huge boost nationally when he … Continue reading
October 27, 2012: Common Cup Countdown-3 days to the 100th anniversary of 1st U.S. drinking water regulation-railroads and the janitor. “It required much time and experience to destroy the traditional common cup. Trains traveling through Kansas complied with the ruling, … Continue reading
October 26, 2012: Common Cup Countdown-4 days to the 100th anniversary of 1st U.S. drinking water regulation-swabs and communion. “The scientific doctor decided he needed evidence for the board to rule against the common cup effectively to make certain that … Continue reading
October 25, 2012: Common Cup Countdown-5 days to the 100th anniversary of 1st U.S. drinking water regulation-CCTDs and more evidence for needed action “A few weeks later Crumbine was on board a train out of Kansas City, enjoying a cigar … Continue reading
October 24, 2012: Common Cup Countdown-6 days to the 100th anniversary of 1st U.S. drinking water regulation–excerpt from Kansas history. “Homes. schools, trains, and public buildings all provided common drinking cups as had been the tradition for centuries in Europe … Continue reading