The Flush Toilet

Kravetz, Robert E.
March 2009
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Mar2009, Vol. 104 Issue 3, p552
Academic Journal
The article discusses issues related to the disposal of human waste in the U.S. It recounts how prehistoric people relieved their toilet needs and explores the water system for waste management and indoor bathrooms at the height of the Roman Empire. It highlights the invention of the first flush toilet by John Harrington.


Related Articles

  • Death of Sir John Harington. Cavendish, Richard // History Today;Nov2012, Vol. 62 Issue 11, p9 

    The article discusses English inventor Sir John Harington and his design for a flush water closet in 1596. The article provides a description of the design of the toilet, from Harington's book "A New Discourse of a Stale Subject, called the Metamorphosis of Ajax," and mentions that Queen...

  • Imagic. Booke, Orlando F. // Studies in the Literary Imagination;Spring99, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p190 

    Talks about how John Harington's translation of Ariosto's `Orlando Furioso' blends word and image. Books as material constructions; What the signing of the rectos of the first three leaves reveals; Number of presses that were required to print the said book.

  • The wrath of Ajax: A psychoanalytic study of Elizabethan... Juni, Samuel // Current Psychology;Summer97, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p99 

    Analyzes the use of Elizabethan discourse in the writings of Sir John Harington. Profile of the author; Discussion of the three aspects of association emerging from Harington's work.

  • Query.  // American Notes & Queries;Feb1980, Vol. 18 Issue 6, p93 

    Focuses on the preparation of a manuscript by Sir John Harington 'Problems in Sir John Harington's MS.' Allusions included in the manuscript; Proverbs or aphorisms in the manuscript.

  • Reader Queries. Cauchi, Simon; Woor-Holt, B.; Davis, Robert A.; Modert, Jo; Means, James A.; Needham, Joseph; Eliot, Simon; Holtz, William; Toth, William P.; Stevens, Ray; Christmas, Brian W.; Slater, A. H. K. // Notes & Queries;Mar1985, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p250 

    Presents letters to the editor referencing articles and topics published in previous issues. Phrases for which information is sought related to John Harington's "Aeneid IV"; Seeking of information regarding "Mr. Bludworth" mentioned in Bubb Dodington's "Diary"; Information regarding the book...

  • SIR JOHN HARINGTON AND SIR JOHN FALSTAFF. Cauchi, Simon // Notes & Queries;Dec1988, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p468 

    The article reports that John Harrington alluded John Falstaff in his unpublished work on the sixth book of the Aenid. In his work Harrington accused Falstaff of being bloodthirsty, disorderly, licentious and ravishing women. Falstaff was played by actor David Wiles who for some years took the...

  • Sir John Harington. Strachey, Lytton // New Republic;11/28/23, Vol. 37 Issue 469, p12 

    Presents information on English poet Sir John Harington. Familiarity of Elizabeth I, Queen of England, to Harington since his childhood; Inheritance of a fine Italian house by Harington through the queen at Kelston in Somerset, England; Book written by Harington during the queen's visit to his...

  • A New Discourse on a Stale Subject Called the Metamorphosis of Ajax. Sears, Jr., William P. // Education;Dec1962, Vol. 83 Issue 4, p256 

    The article reviews the book "A New Discourse on a Stale Subject Called the Metamorphosis of Ajax," by Sir John Harrington.

  • TRANSLATING THE POPE AND THE APENNINES: HARINGTON'S VERSION OF THE ORLANDO FURIOSO. Everson, Jane E. // Modern Language Review;Jul2005, Vol. 100 Issue 3, p645 

    The article discusses Sir John Harington's 1591 translation of the poem "Orlando Furioso" by Lodovico Ariosto, with particular focus given to Harington's approach to the poem's references to geography, religion, politics, and history. The author's argument that Harington remained remarkably true...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics