Jessy

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This was an awesome book by research librarian and author Elizabeth Camden! I always learn so much from her books and in this novel I learned of some the battles Dr. John L. Leal fought to implement the first disinfection of a U.S. drinking water supply using chlorine. I didn’t realize the risk taken behind these heroes that saved us from waterborne diseases ;). While the history of this gem was great, the fictional part of this drama was just as captivating as Elizabeth weaves a tale of a female doctor whose ideas are not widely accepted not only because she’s a woman but,  because chlorine in water sounds deadly! Dr. Rosalind Werner tries to win water Commissioner Nick Drake, from New York city over with her research studies with little success. She is left no choice but to go along with Dr Leal’s plan of secretly starting…

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