Medicine: Pulverized Poison

Dr. Howard Schultz Anders of Philadelphia hates dirt and dust. He has spent 50 of his 72 years chasing it out of city streets. In the early 1900s Dr. Anders induced the Pennsylvania State Legislature to pass an antispitting law. He also forced the Philadelphia transit company to replace dirty plush streetcar seats with clean, bare benches. In 1919, during a local row over politics in the street-cleaning system, he raised a dust storm with his carpet-beating outburst: "Dust is pulverized poison and we have seen in Filthadelphia too much drifting into damned...

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