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July 26, 1913

Bovine Tuberculosis and Its Control.

JAMA. 1913;61(4):300. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350040066031

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There are few problems in bacteriology which have been investigated with so much intensity as the problem of the transmission of tuberculosis from cow to man, especially through the medium of milk. The important work of Park and Krumwiede has illuminated the subject more than any other work, and there can be no doubt to-day about the transmissibility of tuberculosis through milk. With this certainity it becomes more important than ever to devise and carry out means for the eradication of tuberculosis from cattle. Moore's book, therefore, is timely and as far as we know the only book of its kind. The author takes a conservative stand when insisting that the eradication of tuberculosis among cattle should be gradual rather than forced suddenly on the cattle owner. Recognizing the reliability as well as the limitations of the tuberculin test, he advises the limiting of compulsory eradication of tuberculous cattle to those which can be detected by physical examination. The tuberculin test is to be applied only when specially solicited by the cattle owner, and its

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