Milk is the most universally used commodity in every community, and the problems which confront the sanitarian in providing a city with a clean milk supply are many, varied and complex. The enormous mortality among infants during their first year of life is sufficient evidence of the importance of this subject. Harrington1 gives some very convincing statistical data, and Straus, of New York, gives the percentage of deaths during the first year as 32 per cent. of the whole number of births. Hence we believe that the consideration of this question by the members of this section will be productive of great good to all.
Louisville has just passed through a wave of milk reform which has resulted in a great improvement in its supply, and we do not believe that the results can be surpassed by any city in the country.
To emphasize the necessity for reform it
TULEY HE. CERTIFIED MILK AND THE GENERAL MILK SUPPLY OF LOUISVILLE.. JAMA. 1907;XLIX(16):1344–1349. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25320160022001e