October 27, 1906


JAMA. 1906;XLVII(17):1383. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520170047010

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During the active agitation about the pure food laws and the exposures at the Chicago stockyards, the Chicago Medical Society appointed a committee to investigate the regulations for meat inspection at the Chicago Union Stockyards. That committee has now made its report, which is printed in the Bulletin of the Chicago Medical Society, October 15. The report states that the regulations are more rigid in general than those of other countries and include all, or nearly all, the precautions that the committee considers essential for the protection of the public, with possibly a suggestion that they might be a little more strict as regards animals suffering from hog cholera or swine plague. In some particulars, as in regard to actinomycotic abscesses, they consider them unnecessarily rigid, and the same is true as regards the condemnation of hogs suffering from localized tuberculosis, the carcasses of which, they think, might safely be

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