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June 14, 1941

Brucellosis or Bang's Disease of Farm Animals

JAMA. 1941;116(24):2731. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820240091033

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This bulletin was prepared primarily for distribution to veterinarians, dairymen and farmers, but it contains much information of interest and value to physicians. The widespread incidence of brucellosis in human beings has caused physicians to give heed to the manner in which brucellosis may be prevented and controlled in cattle. The excellent work of Dr. Fitch and his associates at the Agricultural Experiment Station of the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, in the control of brucellosis (Bang's disease) of cattle and swine is well known to students of brucellosis in human beings. It is to be deeply regretted that Dr. Fitch died in January 1940 while the manuscript of this publication was being prepared. Fitch and Boyd have found that approximately 12 per cent of the cattle tested in Minnesota are positive reactors to the agglutination test for brucellosis. They have found this test to be a safe, reliable and

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