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August 27, 1910

The Production and Handling of Clean Milk.

JAMA. 1910;55(9):796-797. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330090070033

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An attempt is made in this book to treat the bacteriology, chemistry, physiology of milk, also the practical points of caring for cows, construction of stables, handling of milk, milk transportation, and the inspection of milk and dairies. In addition, the bacteriologic examination is discussed, with a chapter devoted to the identification of bacteria usually found in milk and the preparation for culture media. Finally a series of laboratory experiments is outlined for the practice of students, by Prof: H. W. Conn. All these subjects cover a rather large field and could be treated more successfully in single books each devoted to one subject specially. If the author had confined himself to the practical parts of milk production and the handling of milk the value of the book would have been enhanced.

The first chapter deals with germs in their general relation to milk. Aside from the fact that many

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