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July 9, 1904


JAMA. 1904;XLIII(2):128. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500020042009

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The report of an inspection of eighty-eight dairy farms near Chicago by the inspectors of the Board of Health is interesting reading. It shows that definite progress is being made, and indicates means of prophylaxis against the results of impure milk. The Commissioner of Health recommends that all milk for children's use should be bottled in the country immediately after being thoroughly cooled; it should then be kept on ice and delivered to the consumer within twelve hours, but milk which is thus prepared will keep longer and with far less deterioration than milk in bulk. Special warning is given against bulk milk, which may be thirty-six or more hours old. The means of enforcing improvement in the conditions of milk production are by such inspection and the recommendation of improvements and later re-inspection followed, when necessary, by the exclusion from the market of the product from a delinquent farm.

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