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A hundred year ago:Outbreak of milk-borne diphtheria. Practitioner 2014;258 (1776):38

Outbreak of milk-borne diphtheria

24 Nov 2014Registered users

WRITTEN A HUNDRED YEARS AGO. The incidence of the disease was not upon children and invalids, who are generally speaking the principal milk consumers. The children may have escaped owing to the custom in better class houses of cooking milk that is to be consumed by them, or it may be that they consumed nursery milk, obtained locally, and not from the Sussex infected farm.

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