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March 18, 1939

Milk and Nutrition: New Experiments Reported to the Milk Nutrition Committee. Part III: The Effect of Commercial Pasteurization on the Nutritive Value of Milk as Determined by Experiments on Calves

JAMA. 1939;112(11):1101. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800110081034

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This report of the Milk Nutrition Committee is concerned with the Aberdeen studies of the relative effects of pasteurized and raw milk in the feeding of calves. An earlier report of this comprehensive investigation on the nutritive value of milk was concerned with the relative effects of pasteurized or raw milk on the growth and health of school children. As in the feeding experiments with children, so in the present better controlled experiments with calves there was little difference observed in growth on pasteurized as compared with raw milk. Because of the safety of pasteurized milk, the conclusion may be drawn that the pasteurization of milk is a desirable procedure in the preparation of milk for human consumption.

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