Milk is so important and so valuable an article of diet, particularly for children and invalids, that every measure calculated to ensure its purity and improve its quality should be most heartily encouraged. Contamination and deterioration may take place so readily that only the utmost vigilance at all steps between production and consumption will secure freedom therefrom. To act intelligently in the matter requires a knowledge of the sources of danger, as well as of the means for combating them.
The subject of the milk supply has received considerable attention of late, particularly with reference to the feeding of infants, and in several large cities— Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, etc.—commissions composed of medical men have been organized for the purpose of devising ways and means for the attainment of the desired end, and with most promising results. Essex county, N. J., has for ten years had a medical milk commission,