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The Nursling

By Pierre Budin, Professor of Obstetrics, University of Paris; Director of the Clinique Tarnier; Member of the Academy of Medicine, Paris, France. Authorized translation by William J. Maloney, M.B., Ch. B., 1907.

Appendix XIV

Analysis of Milk Supply of London

To determine the quality of milk consumed in London, Mr. J. Wicliffe Peck, F.C.S., and the translator collected at random 101 samples of that offered for sale in various districts, between September 28 and October 10, 1906. The following are the results of their analysis:--

District

Number of Samples

Average Percentage of Butter

Average Percentage of Butter Removed

Average Percentage of Water Added

Battersea

2

4.50

---

---

Bethnal Green

2

3.25

18.75

9.14

City

2

4.00

---

4.00

Chelsea

6

3.55

11.25

7.05

Deptford

4

4.20

---

2.90

Finsbury

2

3.30

17.50

11.45

Fulham

4

3.50

12.50

5.06

Hackney

2

3.20

20.00

6.41

Hammersmith

3

3.68

8.00

5.70

Hampstead

3

3.73

6.75

5.85

Holborn

8

3.54

11.50

13.86

Islington

5

3.96

1.00

8.32

Kensington

5

3.88

3.00

8.05

Lambeth

7

3.74

4.00

8.75

Lewisham

4

3.65

8.75

6.13

Paddington

2

3.40

15.00

2.22

Poplar

2

3.75

6.25

7.54

St. Marylebone

2

3.70

7.5

6.96

St. Pancras

12

3.69

7.75

10.76

Shoreditch

2

3.25

18.75

5.92

Southwark

2

3.70

7.5

6.22

Stepney

2

3.95

1.50

10.35

Stoke Newington

2

4.20

---

8.52

Wandsworth

3

3.00

25.00

6.77

Westminster

11

3.82

4.50

7.13

Woolwich

2

3.27

18.25

14.35

Average

3.66

8.5

7.28

68 of the samples of milk had been skimmed: 12 had lost from 1-5 per cent. of the normal butter; 12 from 5-10 per cent.; 16 from 10-15 per cent.; 12 from 15-20 per cent.; 10 from 20-25 per cent.; and 6 more than 25 per cent.; of the last, one had lost 26 per cent., one 29 per cent., two 30 per cent., and one 65 per cent.

89 had been watered: 28 contained 1-5 per cent. of added water; 26, 5-10 per cent.; 17, 10-15 per cent.; 13, 15-20 per cent.; and 5 over 20 per cent.

1 cost 3 pence per quart.
1 cost 3 1/2 pence per quart.
99 cost 4 pence per quart.


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