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December 15, 1906

BUSINESS BEFORE HEALTH.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(24):2017. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520240051010

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Abstract

After ten years' experience with what has been known as a practically model milk service, the milk dealers of Rochester, N. Y., have made an effort to take the control out of the hands of the very competent health officer and to put the power to revoke licenses into the hands of another official. The paid attorney of the milk producers, in his argument before the law committee of the city council, alleged, according to the newspaper reports, that the health officer was neglecting the business side of the question and going too much on theory. It was not right, he said, to raise the price of milk for a city of 200,000 people for the sake of 7,500 babies. This is the old conflict of individual or class business interests against the general public welfare cropping out in another place. It would seem strange that, after ten years of

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