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St Mary (Battersea) 1890

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Battersea]

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TABLE III.

1888-89.1889-90.
Genuine56.4850.0
Adulterated40.7439.8
Inferior2.781O.2
Number of Samples submitted108108
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MILK.
49 Samples.
6. In view of the comparatively large number of the
samples of Milk, the percentages obtained from the data in
Tahle IT. are here compared with those of the nrevious vear.

TABLE IV. Percentages—Milk.

1888—89.1889-90.
Genuine56.044.9
Adulterated39.04o.8
Inferior5.014.3
Number of Samples5949
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7. It will therefore be seen that the Milks of bad quality,
including Adulterated and Inferior samples, amounted to 59.2
per cent. of the number taken, as against 44.0 per cent. during
1888.89.
8. Adulterated Milk.—The twenty samples returned in
Table II. as "Adulterated" had been tampered with at least to
the extent indicated in the following Table (V.) In order to
facilitate reference the quarters of the year in which each
sample was taken are also given in this Table. Percentage of
fat abstracted is calculated upon the amount of fat which should


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