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November 29, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(22):1397. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480480039007

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The subject of milk in its relations to public health is very thoroughly discussed in a recent report by Dr. George M. Kober and published as Senate Document No. 441. The larger part of the work is taken up by the various appendices, which give the composition of normal milk and its legitimate variations, its adulteration with preservatives, etc., the methods of milk inspection and examination, chemical and bacteriologic; the details of sanitary dairy management and other matters that are of interest in regard to this most important food product. There is also an exhaustive bibliography. The subject of abnormal milk is fully treated, including a discussion of the living question of the day—the transmission of bovine tuberculosis by milk. The author still considers this question to some degree an open one, requiring further and careful investigation before we can speak positively as to the full extent of the danger

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