The Health Exhibition Literature Volume 5

The Health Exhibition Literature Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... to give an opinion than the chemists at Somerset House, because they analyse every year 6000 samples, whilst at Somerset House they did not perhaps analyse more than 600 altogether. But had the Public Analysts any evidence of the identity of the samples which they analysed, and if not how could they pronounce any of them adulterated. Did they obtain samples produced under all the different circumstances? or had they obtained them indiscriminately, and formed a general average? According to one gentleman, the adulteration of milk had dropped from 50 per cent. to 6 per cent., and the adulteration of articles of food had been going on from time immemorial. Now, as the Adulteration Act had only been in existence since 1872, it was quite within the range of possibility adulteration might become extinct, and then the occupation of the Public Analyst would be gone. Mr. Helm (Somerset House) said Dr. Bell's paper was so cordially received that it was scarcely necessary for any one from the department over which he presided to address the meeting, were it not that in the course of the speeches a serious charge was made against him and his colleagues in their capacity of referees. Two gentlemen of position amongst public analysts had made the very serious charge that in adopting the standard they had at Somerset House they had taken as their standard either diseased or improperly fed cows. Now they could have no motive for doing so, and they had done nothing of the kind. They sought London round, and went as far north as Derbyshire, and as far west as Somerset, in order to get fair representative samples. Those two gentlemen said that the limits adopted by the Society of Public Analysts were 9 per cent. of solids not fat, and 2-5 per cent. of fat, more

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