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Results of Analyses.

C. K. Sherwood, New York, Twitcher Champlin Company, Boston and Portland,

10.31 per cent. solids; contained added water.
11.29 per cent. solids; contained added water.
9.88 per cent. solids; contained added water, and
colored with annatto.

Contained no lemon oil.

Contained .9 per cent. lemon oil.

20 per cent. maple syrup, 80 per cent. cane sugar syrup; erroneous formula.

M. S. Ayer Company, Boston,

20 per cent. maple syrup, 80 per cent. cane sugar syrup; erroneous formula.

syrup; erroneous formula.

Huntington Maple Syrup and Sugar Company, Provi- 35 per cent. maple syrup; 65 per cent. cane sugar dence.

J. G. Turner, Medford,

75 per cent. maple syrup, 25 per cent. cane sugar


Preserved with benzoic acid. Admixture of wild mace.


During the month of January, 1907, 287 dairies were examined in the following places:



Freetown, New Bedford, Westport,

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Baker, W. J.

Chapin, George.

Chapin, George H., Sr.

Codding, C. W.
Crehore, C. W.

Allen, W. W. Anthony, Daniel A. Bouccier, George.

Breahart, John.
Brown, William.

Clark, A. F.

Collins, J. M.

Cottle, Benjamin F.

Cushman, C. A.
Davis, M. M.
Eddy, James A.
Faunce, A. B.

Number found Number to present examined. no Objectionable Features.







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Total number of conditions to which attention was called, .
Percentage of dairies which passed inspection,


Elmer, E. E.

Gross, Henry.
Helscher, Christian.

Locke, Charles.
Shaw, E. L.

Per Cent.


Faunce, David C.
Faunce, Silas.
Fratus, Manuel.
Harding, Thomas.
Howard, William.
Howland, George.
Jones, (Mrs.) E. C.
King, A. H.
Kirby & Hicks.
Littlefield, Charles E.
Maxfield, William.
Mosher, P. J.

51.85 18.13





Dana, (Mrs.) E. A.

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The names of the owners of the dairies found to be worthy of commendation follow:

Per Cent.

Smyth, Joel M. Sturtevant, D. Tanguay, Phileas. Walker, E. L.

48.15 81.87

75.00 90.00 86.67

287 57 230 975


Mosher, Walter F.
Palmer, E. C.
Perry, A. D.

Plant, M. (Ryder Farm).
Rogers, (Mrs.) Adelia.
Sylvia, Thomas.
Thibeault, Peter.
Tucker, Joseph F.
Vieira, John.

Wing, Herbert.
Wordell, W. R.

Allen, Henry.
Brownell, Charles T.

Washburn, H. E.

New Bedford.

Coggeshall, William A.
Mitchell, David H.

Spooner, Edward.
Oliver, Joseph.


A mother having with tears told Dr. Osler that it had pleased Providence to take her baby from her, he responded that it was unfair to blame Providence, who had had nothing at all to do with the matter, and said, "It was bad milk that killed your baby." Of late years the mortality of infancy and early childhood has been decidedly diminished, at least in New York. In that city in 1881 the death rate from diarrhoeal diseases among children under five was 33.3 to the 1,000; in 1905 it was 14.9 to the 1,000. In the latter year, during the three months following June 10, the mortality from the same cause and under the same age limit was 4,086; this year in the corresponding period the deaths were 3,662. Unquestionably we must thank "cleaner milk" for the saving in 1905 of many, if not all, of these 20 infant lives out of 1,000 that would have been lost in 1881, and of the 10 per cent. reduction of infant mortality in the heated term of 1906 over that of the same period in 1905. And in this estimate we must not fail to consider the enormous amount of illness and distress not ending fatally that was obviated by the use of wholesome milk. Practically all diarrhoeal diseases, so fatal as they are to infancy, are caused by impure milk. Absolutely pure, clean milk is no doubt unattainable, especially for the very poor. These qualities, however, are being decidedly approximated, thanks to health department and medical society activities, to the education of the poor in rational methods of infant feeding, and to the combating of inordinate greed on the part of some dealers. We say "some" dealers; for human nature among them, as in all other walks of life, is well intentioned. In most cases all that has been necessary has been to prove to the dealers that clean milk pays better than dirty milk; and the few who are unprincipled are finding that it does not pay at all when any sunrise in the metropolis there are thirty-one health inspectors "pouring into the sewers death and disease that a few years ago would have been sold and used as children's food." (Journal of the American Medical Association, Nov. 24, 1906.)


Following are the proprietary medicines included in the latest advertisements of the Board as unsalable at retail, on account of noncompliance with the provisions of chapter 386 of the Acts of 1906:

Preparations containing Cocaine.

Dr. Birney's Catarrhal Powder.

Crown Catarrhal Powder.

Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder.

Standard Catarrh Powder.

Instant Catarrh Relief; Instant Cold Relief.

Dr. Coles Catarrh Cure.

Pretzinger's Catarrh Balm.

Allenbury's Throat Pastilles, No. 9.

Coca and Tolu Cough Drops.

Specific for Asthma, Hay Fever and all Catarrhal Diseases of the Respiratory Organs. Nathan Tucker, M.D., Mt. Gilead, O.

Vin Mariani.

Dr. Earl's Coca Wine.
Epstein's Wine of Coca.
Green's Coca Wine.
Mattison's Coca Wine.
Metcalf's Coca Wine.

Peruvian Coca Wine.

Peruvian Wine of Coca.

Preparation containing an Excessive Amount of Morphine.

Carney Common Sense Opiate Cure.

The following preparations, which contain cocaine, may be sold on prescription only:

Coca Wine, Wine of Coca, not bearing a proprietary label.

Compressed Pill, Creosote Comp.

Compressed Pill, Throat, Mentholated.

Compressed Pill, Nausea.

Compressed Voice Tablets.

Anti-vomiting Tablets.

Compressed Tablets, Creosote Comp.
Throat Tablets.




Sale of Adulterated Food, etc., forbidden.

SECTION 16. No person shall manufacture, offer for sale or sell, within this commonwealth, any drug or article of food which is adulterated within the meaning of section eighteen; but no employee, other than a manager or superintendent, shall be punished for a violation of this section unless such violation was intentional on the part of the said employee.

Drugs and Food defined.

SECTION 17. The term "drug," as used in sections sixteen to twenty-seven, inclusive, shall include all medicines for internal or external use, antiseptics, disinfectants and cosmetics. The term "food," as used therein shall include all articles, simple, mixed or compound, used in food or drink by man.

Adulteration of Drugs and Food defined.

SECTION 18. A drug shall be deemed be adulterated: 1. If, when sold under or by a name recognized in the United States pharmacopoeia, it differs from the standard of strength, quality or purity prescribed therein, unless the order therefor requires an article inferior to such standard or unless such difference is made known or so appears to the purchaser at the time of the sale. 2. If, when sold under or by a name not recognized in the United States pharmacopoeia but which is found in some other pharmacopoeia or other standard work on materia medica, it differs materially from the standard of strength, quality or purity prescribed in such work. 3. If its strength, quality or purity falls below the professed standard under which it is sold.

Food shall be deemed to be adulterated: 1. If any substance has been mixed with it so as to reduce, depreciate or injuriously affect its quality, strength or purity. 2. If an inferior or cheaper substance has been substituted for it wholly or in part. 3. If any valuable or necessary constituents or ingredients have been wholly or in part taken from it. 4. If it is in imitation of or is sold under the name of another article. 5. If it consists wholly or in part of a diseased, decomposed, putrid, tainted or rotten animal or vegetable substance or article, whether manufactured or not, or in case of milk, if it is produced by a diseased animal. 6. If it is colored, coated, polished or powdered in such a manner as to conceal its damaged or inferior condition, or if by any means it is made to appear better or of greater value than it is. 7. If it contains any added substance or ingredient which is poisonous or injurious to health. 8. If it contains any added antiseptic or preservative substance, except common table salt, saltpetre, cane sugar, alcohol, vinegar, spices, or, in smoked food,

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