What Happened 153 Years Ago on September 17th? Start of the first national drinking water regulation

September 17, 1862: Samuel Crumbine, American physician, was born. He was best known as the "frontier doctor," and as a "pioneer in public health" who campaigned against the common drinking cup, the common towel, and spitting in public in order to prevent the spread of tuberculosis & other germs. As a direct result of Crumbine's efforts, the first national drinking water regulation outlawing the common cup on interstate carriers was passed in 1912. It was said that this led to the invention of the paper drinking cup.

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