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July 24, 1948


JAMA. 1948;137(13):1173. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890470073038

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In a thorough, concise manner the author has presented the essential arguments in a brief supporting " pasteurisation " as a public health safeguard for fluid milk supplies. The need for safeguarding milk consumers against milk-borne infectious diseases is reviewed and the usual criticisms advanced against pasteurization are answered. The essentials of the safe, quality milk supply are set forth as (1) clean milk, (2) licensing of milk pasteurization plants, (3) medical control personnel, (4) routine inspection,and (5) laboratory control. The major part of the text is devoted to a detailed discussion of dairy plant construction, maintenance and operation. The necessity for efficient supervision of milk pasteurization plants by both management and public health officials is emphasized. The various methods of applying the pasteurization process to milk and milk products is discussed in detail. This subject has been treated thoroughly and provides a splendid analysis of the various types of equipment developed

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