The more common and important pathological conditions found in meat inspection are no doubt subjects of considerable interest to the members of this Association. These conditions may affect the public health to a certain extent, and they are unquestionably worthy of careful study by the sanitarian as well as the pathologist.
The federal meat-inspection service having been in operation about nine years, has now reached a stage of development and an approach to uniformity of procedure which justifies the expectation that some thought may hereafter be given to the utilization for scientific purposes of its records and of some of the material which is found. While we have not in the past entirely neglected the collection and study of the pathological material, the imperative necessity of organization and of the investigation and control of the more destructive animal plagues has prevented us from using this material to any great extent
SALMON DE. PATHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS FOUND IN MEAT INSPECTION.. JAMA. 1900;XXXVI(13):867-871. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.52470130015002c