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May 2, 1896


JAMA. 1896;XXVI(18):861-863. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430700013002c

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Tuberculosis in cattle has become a recognized factor in the production of tuberculosis in the human family.

The weight of evidence is rapidly accumulating to show that tuberculous food is directly responsible for the transmission of this disease in many individual cases. It is stated that of the mortality of the race 7 per cent. is due to tuberculosis, but the casual observer will readily see that this is but a partial statement of facts, for we all know that many cases with sufficiently pronounced lesions to produce death, are not classed in this category. The nature of many infantile diseases and lesions of important viscera in adults are only too frequently unrecognized. They are treated as inflammations of some sort, when in fact they are nothing more nor less than genuine tubercular affections. The prevalence and fatality of the disease makes it all the more important that we should

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