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St James's 1875

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for St James's, Westminster]

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bread sold in the Parish, I obtained under the
powers vested in me by the Act twelve specimens of
bread from various shops, in the locality, and
subjected these to a careful analyis. Of these
twelve specimens of bread some showed a small
trace of alumina and some were of inferior manufacture,
but none gave evidence of actual adulteration.
I have the honour to remain,
Rev. Sir and Gentlemen,
Your faithful Servant,
5, Savile Row, W.
January, 1876.
Printed by J. Miles and Co., 122, Wardour Street, Oxford Street, w.

I. The following are the articles upon which analyses have been required by the public:—

Jan. 30.Milk.Poor but not adulterated.
Mar. 9.Milk.Poor but yielding no evidence of adulteration.
„ 15.Flour.Not adulterated.
Apr. 17.Ale.Not adulterated.
May 17.Milk.Not adulterated.
Nov. 17.Bread.Not adulterated but inferior in quality.