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April 19, 1930


JAMA. 1930;94(16):1238-1240. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710420050018

During the past five years, numerous contributions to medical literature dealing with undulant fever have focused the attention of medical men on this disease. That these publications have stimulated physicians to search for cases of undulant fever is demonstrated by the large number of cases that have been discovered. Moreover, the scientific information has been reflected in lay publications and public interest has been aroused. Unfortunately, the articles prepared for lay consumption are not always limited to facts.

In the February, 1930, issue of Good Housekeeping appears an article by Frederic Damrau, M.D., entitled "Undulant Fever: What It Is and How It Concerns You." Reprints of this article have been widely disseminated by persons interested in the sale of raw milk. A footnote states: "This article appearing in the leading magazine for women in the world clears up much of the misinformation that has been distributed on this subject in

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