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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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A Look Back at Water Works Ownership from a Wisconsin Perspective

Publisher’s Note:  Ed and I bumped into each other (electronically) on Linkedin. He posted a comment to a discussion that I started and noted that he had just completed a manuscript for a book entitled Water Rich:  The History of … Continue reading

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John L. Leal—Hero of Public Health

by Michael J. McGuire Who? I’ve never heard of him. How could he be a hero of public health? He wasn’t like Jonas Salk was he? Did he invent a vaccine to cure one of the dreaded diseases that killed … Continue reading

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The Chlorine Revolution

by Michael J. McGuire My new book will be published in spring 2013:  The Chlorine Revolution:  Water Disinfection and the Fight to Save Lives. The book is about a courageous physician and his partnership with the greatest sanitary engineer of the time … Continue reading

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