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July 23, 1904


JAMA. 1904;XLIII(4):265-266. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500040033005

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The recent action of the Boston Board of Health providing for the condemnation of any milk or cream that is found to contain more than 500,000 bacteria per cubic centimeter, is likely to cause renewed discussion of the desirability and feasibility of maintaining a legal bacterial standard for the milk supply of large cities. The trend of expert opinion has for some time past seemed to be toward such a step as that taken by the Boston authorities. The milk commissions that have been established in several places have adopted from about 10,000 to 30,000 per c.c. as marking the maximum permissible bacterial content in milk that can receive the seal of approval and be designated as "certified." These specifications have been based for the most part on detailed observations of the bacterial changes in milk, both under indifferent and under reasonably reformed conditions of collection and transportation. The definite

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