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West Ham 1945

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for West Ham]

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All samples satisfied the phosphatase test.

GradeNumber sampledResults of Examination
Number satisfactoryUnsatisfactory
Contained excessive bacteriaFailed methylene blue testFailed Methylene blue test and contained excessive bacteria
Pasteurised9890116
Pasteurised (from schools)7057517
Tuberculin Tested (Pasteurised)3027111
Contained coliform bacillusFailed methylene blue test and contained coliform bacillus
Tuberculin Tested (Certified)434021
Accredited221921
Totals26323311415
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HEAT-TREATED MILK. In addition to designated milk,
the following samples of heat-treated milk were submitted to the
appropriate tests.

All samples satisfied the phosphatase test.

TypeNumber sampledResults of Examination
Number satisfactoryFailed methylene blue test
Sterilised110110
Heat Treated1099811
Homogenised1212
Totals231220*11
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*Letters of caution were sent.
EXAMINATION OF MILK FOR TUBERCULE
(GUINEA PIG TEST)
During the year 24 samples of milk, as shewn below, were
examined for the presence of the tubercule bacillus. All samples
proved negative.
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