Medicine: Fever from Milk

Some 12,000,000 people in the U.S. are infected with the germs of a strange, lingering, milk-borne disease called undulant fever (brucellosis).* So wrote Health Officer Harold Jerome Harris of Westport, N.Y. last week in a full-fledged book on the subject (Brucellosis; Hoeber; $5.50).

Undulant fever may smolder for years, suddenly flare up into a complex disease resembling typhoid, malaria or tuberculosis. It is caused by any of three germs of the group Brucella (named after Sir David Bruce, who discovered the strain in 1886). Brucellae infect cattle, sheep, goats and pigs, cause a...

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