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March 28, 1908

Milk and Its Relation to the Public Health.

JAMA. 1908;L(13):1074. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530390072038

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This bulletin forms a volume of 758 pages, and is a complete collection of facts regarding the relation of milk to the public health. It grew out of an investigation into the causes of the prevalence of typhoid fever in the District of Columbia. As this investigation indicated that the milk supply was largely responsible, a thorough investigation was made so as to render the results useful to health officers in general, as well as to determine the local conditions in Washington. The work includes the relation of milk to epidemics, to tuberculosis, to Malta fever, milk sickness, animal parasites, and the chemistry and bacteriology of milk. The conditions of the production of milk, sanitary inspection, certified milk, pasteurization, ice-cream, and infant feeding are also dealt with. A special chapter describes the municipal regulations of the milk supply of the District of Columbia. The book contains a mass of information

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