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May 21, 1892

INFECTED FOOD.Read before the Michigan State Medical Society, May 5.

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JAMA. 1892;XVIII(21):632-636. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411250002001a

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Mr. President and Gentlemen:—Numerous examples of poisoning from cheese, canned salmon, sausage and other articles of food, have been reported within recent years. It has also been demonstrated that, in more than one instance, the milkman has distributed the germs of typhoid fever along with the lacteal fluid. There has been a great deal said about the spread of tuberculosis through infected meats. All of these are subjects of the greatest interest to the practicing physician. He does not know at what moment he may be called upon to treat a case of poisoning from canned meats. When he is confronted with an epidemie of typhoid fever, he must inquire into its origin, and at all times he needs to know, or wishes to know, all that can be known concerning the spread of tuberculosis. For these reasons, I have been led to collect the best information I can find

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