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September 13, 1924

Medical News

JAMA. 1924;83(11):848-854. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660110046020

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Milk Control in Birmingham.  —As a result of a four-year campaign to improve the milk supply, 75 per cent, of the milk used in Birmingham is pasteurized. Prior to 1919, the milk averaged a bacterial content of almost a million bacteria per cubic centimeter, and according to the chief of the food and dairy division of the health department, half of it was adulterated, the citizens paying $94,000 a year for the water thus used. A milk code, adopted in November, 1919, was to have become effective, April, 1920, but an injunction procedure prevented its enforcement for more than a year. An agreement was reached in July, 1921, by the department of health to reinstate milk control on

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