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May 30, 1908


JAMA. 1908;L(22):1799-1800. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530480039007

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The cold-storage warehouse has been one of the most important factors in making city life tolerable, and with all its faults we look on it as serving to save us from large quantities of borates, salicylates, benzoates and formalin. As a rule, milk is not a cold-storage commodity, although it sometimes happens that storage of milk is practiced for special occasions, such as for the accumulation of cream sufficient to meet the demand for ice cream on the Fourth of July, and it is said that the commissariat departments of transatlantic liners have such confidence in cold storage that they provision the ships with milk for the entire round trip. It is, of course, possible that the practice of keeping milk in cold storage may grow, and hence there is especial importance attached to the article recently published by Dr. Mary Pennington,1 which contains a number of interesting and,

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