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