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MONTHLY REPORT ON INSPECTION OF FOOD AND DRUGS.
The following summary presents the results of the examinations of food and drugs made by the State Board of Health during the month of March, 1907
The samples of drugs found to be adulterated were: spiritus camphoræ, spiritus frumenti, and several proprietary preparations.
The cities and towns in which samples were collected were: Arlington, Attleborough, Boston, Brookline, Brockton, Cambridge, Dedham, Everett, Fall River, Gloucester, Haverhill, Hyde Park, Holyoke, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Mansfield, Melrose, Milton, Quincy, Salem, Somerville, Springfield, Upton, Waltham, Watertown, Waverley, Weston, Westborough and Worcester.
PROSECUTIONS FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE LAW RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS.
Thirty-three convictions were secured during the month of March, 1907, for selling adulterated food and drugs, as follows:
LIST OF ADULTERATED OR IMPROPERLY LABELLED FOODS, ETC., FOR MARCH, 1907.
Results of Analyses.
Solids, 10.89 per cent.; contained added water.
Preserved with benzoic acid.
Mixture of sugar, malic acid and carbonated water.
Preserved with salicylic acid.
Preserved with benzoic acid.
Sweet mixed pickles,
Sweet relish," Wilco
Gem Catarrh Powder,
Gem Medicine Company, Boston,
INSPECTION OF DAIRIES.
During the month of March, 1907, 210 dairies were examined in the
Total number of dairies examined,
Number found to be free from objectionable conditions,
Number to which letters were sent,
Total number of conditions to which attention was called,.
Percentage of dairies which passed inspection,
The names of the owners of the dairies found to be worthy of commendation follow:
The Section on Public Health of the New York Academy of Medicine passed the following resolution at its meeting of March 12, and this resolution was adopted by the Academy at its meeting on March 21:
Resolved: (1) That the Section on Public Health of the New York Academy of Medicine does not believe in the necessity of the compulsory pasteurization of all of the milk supply of New York City, but recommends for the present to all those whose milk supply cannot be proven to be thoroughly inspected and wholesome, and mainly the milk destined for the feeding of infants unless it is "certified," to boil their milk when delivered in the morning for three minutes. (2) That the health of the city of New York demands a persistence in the policy of supervision of farms, dairies and creameries, supervision of the milk during transit and on delivery in the city, and supervision at the points of distribution in the city to the consumer, whether the milk that is distributed has been pasteurized or not. (3) That local and State health authorities and the Bureau of Animal Industry of the United States Department of Agriculture should co-operate with milk producers to prevent the occurrence of communicable disease in cattle and their caretakers. (4) That the Section on Public Health recom