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June 14, 1930

A Summary of Correlated Facts Concerning Undulant Fever in Humans and Contagious Abortion in Animals and the Relationship of One to the Other from the Standpoint of Transmission Through Meat and Milk Products.

JAMA. 1930;94(24):1943. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710500061039

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This comprises a correlation of data derived from a careful survey of authoritative medical and veterinarian literature pertaining to undulant fever in human beings and contagious abortion in animals and their etiologic relationship one to the other. The present publication is the outgrowth of a report prepared by Bulmer at the request of J. D. Dowling of the Jefferson County (Ala.) Board of Health; this board has authorized the publication of the report in its present monograph form. The chronological development of the present-day knowledge of the disease in animals and human beings is treated in short, concise paragraphs. Evidence is submitted regarding the widespread distribution of contagious abortion in cattle and the more frequent recognition of Brucella infection in human beings in all parts of the United States. The author expresses amazement at the indifference displayed by many physicians, public health workers and veterinarians regarding adequate control of the

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