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October 14, 1939

Milk Supplies and Their Control in American Urban Communities of Over 1,000 Population in 1936

JAMA. 1939;113(16):1513-1514. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800410063033

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Abstract

This pamphlet provides the results of a study conducted by the U. S. Public Health Service on the production and consumption of fluid market milk, the volume and price of various grades of milk sold, the legal requirements and the extent of both pasteurization of milk and of the testing of milk cows for tuberculosis or infectious abortion, state and local milk control organization and personnel, and the inspection, sampling and bacterial quality of local milk supplies. The information which forms the basis of the report was secured by means of the questionnaire method and by correspondence, and there was made available information from more than 2,500 municipalities. It was found that nearly 75 per cent of the market milk in the municipalities studied was pasteurized and that 99.4 per cent was from tuberculin tested herds. It is pointed out that since 1923 there have been phenomenal progress in abortion

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