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August 24, 1912

Medical News

JAMA. 1912;LIX(8):659-665. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270080341019

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Garbage for Hogs.  —The board of supervisors of Denver has passed an ordinance requiring that pork from garbage-fed hogs be so labeled wherever exposed for sale.

The Health of Denver.  —The annual report of the health department of Denver shows a death rate of 16.04 per 1,000 and records the death of 2,025 males and 1,399 females. Pulmonary tuberculosis led in the death causes, pneumonia was second, nephritis third and cancer fourth. The local mortality from diabetes is reported to have doubled within the last five years. The chief increases are in the deaths from diphtheria and scarlet fever, while deaths from measles and whooping-cough decreased in number.



Provisions of the New Milk Ordinance.  —The City Council passed a new milk ordinance August 14, taking effect August 27, which contains the following provisions: Two grades of milk are provided for—"inspected" and "pasteurized." Inspected milk may be produced

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