Mills-Reincke phenomenon

Mills-Reincke phenomenon

An obsolete term which dignified the finding that a population’s mortality rate decreased when the quality of its drinking water improved.

Mills,

Hiram F., U.S. engineer, 1836-1921.
Mills-Reincke phenomenon - water purification results in fewer deaths from all diseases.

Reincke,

Johann Julius, 19th century German physician.
Mills-Reincke phenomenon - see under Mills, Hiram F