This Day in Jewish History 1897: A Philanthropist Is Found Guilty of Feeding Diluted Milk to Children

Nathan Straus, owner of Macy’s, was first to realize that pasteurization could save lives, and is credited with slashing the mortality rate among children

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On September 22, 1897, Nathan Straus, co-owner of Macy’s and a philanthropist, was found guilty in a municipal court of distributing watered-down milk at one of the stations he had set up to provide safe,...