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April 5, 1884

RESULTS OF AN EXAMINATION OF THE MARKET MILK OF CHICAGO, AND OF THE MILK OF COWS FED ON DISTILLERY REFUSE.

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SPRING PRAIRIE, WIS.

JAMA. 1884;II(14):365-368. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390380001001

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Abstract

The following tables contain the results of a number of analyses made during the summer of 1883, at the laboratory of the Chicago Medical College, at the suggestion and under the supervision of Prof. Long. The writer is indebted to Dr. Oscar DeWolf, President of the city Board of Health, for procuriug forty-two samples of market milk through the sanitary police; also for aid in obtaining the samples from the distillery-fed cows. The rest of the samples were obtained by the college janitor, or by the writer, from milk wagons and depots. A few were secured from hospitals or from private houses. The specimens obtained by the police are numbered; the source of the rest is indicated in the table. On account count of the care taken in getting the samples, it is believed that they fairly represent the milk sold in the city. For practical purposes the detection of

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