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February 19, 1944

THE PRESCRIPTION OF CREAM FOR THE SICK

JAMA. 1944;124(8):511-512. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850080039013

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Abstract

Under a decision promulgated by the War Food Administration the use of cream with a butter fat higher than 19 per cent is prohibited except that a handler may deliver to or for any person or establishment engaged in the care and treatment of the sick, cream or cream products of such milk fat content and in such quantities as may be necessary for supervised medical treatment of the patients of such persons or establishment: Provided, That the handler is supplied with a written statement from the patient's physician or, in the case of an establishment engaged in the care and treatment of the sick, from a responsible official thereof who is a practicing physician, and such written statement shall be valid for a period of not to exceed sixty days from the date of issuance and shall specify (i) the milk fat content, (ii) the daily quantity of cream

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