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May 2, 1908


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JAMA. 1908;L(18):1417-1418. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25310440027003

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It was while demonstrating the impure and dangerous milk supply of Cincinnati, before the Academy of Medicine, that Dr. W. H. Crane died suddenly on May 7, 1906. A vigorous, keen, intellectual, broad-minded physician, filled with the love of humanity, passing out in this tragic way, left a deep impression on the medical fraternity of Cincinnati. One month later the formation of a milk commission was proposed and a commission was appointed. Two personal friends of Dr. Crane took their places on this commission, and whatever they may have been able to accomplish in this work along with their associates, is but a reflection of his unselfish devotion to this cause.

In August, 1906, "certified" milk appeared in the Cincinnati market. Some few months later "inspected" milk, then "inspected bulk" for hospitals, and the further history of this commission differs little from that of earlier commissions. The Cincinnati commission placed

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