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September 8, 1934

Brucellosis: A Public Health Problem

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By Ward Giltner. Agricultural Experiment Station, Michigan State College of Agriculture and Applied Science. Section of Bacteriology. Memoir No. 1. Paper. Pp. 118. East Lansing, Mich, 1934.

JAMA. 1934;103(10):779. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750360055030

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The author has successfully achieved his purpose in conducting this study; namely, to provide practitioners of human and veterinary medicine with a broad but concise statement of the present knowledge of the Brucella (Alcaligenes) diseases of animals and man. Due importance is also given to the problem as it relates to the owners of susceptible livestock and to those who are concerned with industries that deal in animals and animal products. The author possesses qualifications for a synthetic statement of the problem. Under his direction, workers at Michigan State College have engaged for many years in a comprehensive study of Brucella infections. Giltner states that brucellosis (brucelliasis) is certainly comparable in importance to bovine tuberculosis as a disease of cattle. The comparative importance of the two diseases of bovine origin is, however, directly influenced by the measures that have been taken to control the one or the other disease in

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