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October 6, 1934

THE COURTS AND THE MILK SUPPLY

JAMA. 1934;103(14):1072. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750400040017
Abstract

Cooperation between various governmental bureaus with appreciation of special points of view leads to efficient service for the public. This situation has come to pass between the judiciary and those groups whose concern is the public health with relation to milk control. Tobey1 has stated that the "sagacious principles set forth by the learned judges will appeal to the dairy industry because of the recognition accorded the nutritional value of milk; and these decisions will likewise find favor with health officials because of the liberality with which all reasonable regulation of milk in the interests of public health and welfare is upheld." In the past thirty years or more several important decisions relative to milk control have been rendered by the federal Supreme Court. These decisions concerned, among others, the state's power to delegate to local health authorities the supervision of milk control, to regulate the sanitary production of

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