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February 13, 1886


JAMA. 1886;VI(7):190-191. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250020050009

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Scarlet Fever from Milk—The Society of Public Analysts—St. Bartholomew's Hospital—Pasteur's Rule concerning Rabies—Spontaneous Hydrophobia.

Dr. Wynter Blyth, Medical Officer of Health to the Marylebone Vestry, has just presented to that body a report which throws new and unexpected light on the origin of a recent outbreak of scarlet fever. A minute examination leads to the inference that every case in the outbreak referred to was traceable to the drinking of milk from a cow or cows on a model farm some distance from town. Dr. Blyth, after mentioning that Dr. Power has been deputed to investigate the matter, says, one of the cows has been bought and removed to the Brown Institution, where Dr. Klein is making experiments with the milk and secretions. It appears that between December 1st and 29th there were in the parish sixty cases of illness having this one thing in common; that the patients drank

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