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October 1, 1892

REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO DEVISE A PLAN TO PURSUE IN THE INSPECTION OF THE PACKING HOUSES OF THIS COUNTRY.Read in the Section of State Medicine at the Forty-third Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Detroit, June, 1892.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(14):405-408. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420140019001i

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Your Committee beg leave to report that they would respectfully recommend:

1. That a committee of not less than three nor more than five be appointed by the chairman of this Section, who shall conduct an inspection of the packing houses of this country, which inspection shall be conducted solely in the interests of the public health, and at the same time shall observe that due care be taken not to unnecessarily interfere with the commercial interests of the same.

2. That this committee be imstructed to especially investigate the protection provided against the marketing of trichinous or other diseased meat.

3. That this committee shall be instructed to use all practical diligence to obtain the coöperation of the Bureau of Animal Industry and the management of the various Abbatairs in question, to secure all the general and practical information possible regarding this important question and report the same to

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