- Jan 24, 2013
Water at Boil
Angelsharum [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Did soldiers boil water? Did they know about the germ theory of disease? I understand the germ theory wasn't known until after the Civil War. Why boil water if they didn't about the germ theory?
If they had to use a somewhat dirty source of water such as a pond would they somehow filter it to make it cleaner?
Pretty sure if I was dying of thirst I would drink from any source no matter it's cleanliness.
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