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June 25, 1892

MILK ADULTERATION.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(26):820. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411300024009

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Abstract

At its last meeting the Chicago Medical Society discussed the subject of milk inspection. There is no official supervision of the Chicago milk supply, and in consequence much of the milk delivered to consumers is either watered, or skimmed or both. When the city of Chicago is making strenuous efforts to improve its water supply, and the people are constantly enjoined to boil the lake water before using it, it seems strange, almost criminal indeed, that so important a loop-hole as the milk supply is left open. It is not to be supposed that dealers who are sufficiently dishonest as to water milk, will take the trouble to boil the water before they put it into the milk. At least none of them have as yet claimed this redeeming feature. It is well known that typhoid fever has been transmitted by means of watered milk. Watered milk is therefore a

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