Worcester, Pa., Oct. 16, 1899.
To the Editor:
In vol. xxxiii, page 988 of the Journal, you say: "Considerable positive evidence exists of the danger from use of milk derived from tuberculous cows." This statement and statements like it are very misleading and can not be accepted by one that has given the matter much thought. It has by no means been proved that the disease is transmittable from bovine to man or vice versa, and yet this is a question that should be decided.Such statements will have a discouraging influence on scientific investigators. It certainly has not been proved that man will take tuberculosis from milk of cows or from their meat, and expressions like the above are accountable for so few investigators working up this subject at the present time.
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