One hundred years ago: Should milk be boiled?

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 06 April 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:827

The slightest acquaintance with the methods of the farmer, the dairyman, and the milkman shows that pure milk is an unknown substance on our tables. Secreted perchance in a healthy mammary gland, the fluid is drawn through unwashed rustic hands into a pail placed under the dung-spattered udder and belly of a cow who spends at least half her time …

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