- The New York Milk Committee Preaches Pure Milk by Moving Pictures
March 24, 1913 New York, New York Health/Death, Women, Progressive Reformers, Urban Society, Food Regulation
Urban infants in the 1840s had only a 50 percent chance of living to the age of five. Progressive reformers believed that high infant mortality was linked to adulterated and infectious milk, a concern that remained even after New York passed regulation laws. On March 25, 1913, the Committee of Women's Organizations of the New York Milk Committee held a meeting to educate mothers living in the tenements...