Letter from John R. Thoman to A. D. Aldrich (July 25, 1963)

Dublin Core

Title

Letter from John R. Thoman to A. D. Aldrich (July 25, 1963)

Alternative Title

Letter from Thoman to Aldrich (July 25, 1963)

Subject

Lake Apopka (Fla.)
Water quality--Florida
Pesticides--United States
Fishing--Florida
DDT (Insecticide)
Insecticides--United States
Pollution--Florida

Description

A letter of correspondence from John R. Thoman, the Regional Director of the Water Supply and Pollution Control Division of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, to A. D. Aldrich, the Director of the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission. The letter discusses the analysis of the samples taken by Eugene W. Surber during his visit to Lake Apopka, Florida, in June 1963. Analysis of fish samples performed by chemists with the Department of Health found large concentrations of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) were in the bass fish samples. According to the letter, Thoman does not believe these concentrations necessarily indicate DDT poisoning as the cause of death.

Creator

Thoman, John R.

Source

Photocopy of original 2-page typewritten letter from John R. Thoman to A. D. Aldrich, July 25, 1963: binder 1963, drawer 1938-1987, Friends of Lake Apopka Archives, Ginn Museum, Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Florida.

Date Created

1963-07-25

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of photocopied 2-page typewritten letter from John R. Thoman to A. D. Aldrich, July 25, 1963.

Is Part Of

Binder 1963, drawer 1938-1987, Friends of Lake Apopka Archives, Ginn Museum, Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Florida.
Oakland Nature Preserve Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

358 KB

Medium

2-page typewritten letter

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Cincinnati, Ohio
Lake Apopka, Florida
Public Health Service, Atlanta, Georgia
Florida Game and Fresh Water Commission, Tallahassee, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Science Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by John R. Thoman.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Friends of Lake Apopka and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

King, Joshua

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"Learn About Your Watershed: Ocklawaha River Watershed." Florida's Water: Ours to Protect, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Accessed June 12, 2015. http://www.protectingourwater.org/watersheds/map/ocklawaha/.
Schafer, M.L., K.A. Busch, and J.E. Campbell. 1963. "Rapid Screening Method for DDT in Milk with Gas Chromatography." The Journal of Dairy Science. 46, no. 10: 1025-1032.

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2-page typewritten letter

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