1. The Prevalence of tuberculosis in childhood
is extremely great.
2. There is evidence to prove that our milk
supply is in part responsible.
3. The recent advances in the control of
tuberculosis have not benefited the infant
population as much as the adult owing to this fact
of an infected milk supply.
4. The Prevalence of tuberculosis among milk
cows is almost incredible in amount.
5. Milk as delivered to the consumer is infected
to an enormous extent.
6. Existing farming conditions favour the
continuance of tuberculosis amongst cattle.
7. The legal provisions for controlling
tuberculosis amongst cattle are inadequate.
8. The legal provisions are administered by the
9. Cooperation between Health Authority and
farmer is the thing to aim at.
10. This can be brought about by the Danish
system of control of tuberculous animals, reasonable
assistance to the farmer and fair compensation.
11. The total elimination of bovine tuberculosis
should be the aim of the. Government, brought about
slowly but with care to prevent human infection and
with the minimum of loss to the country by amending
the existing Orders, by encouraging milk
certification and by introducing the methods which
I have already enumerated which are being used
with success in other countries.