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June 16, 1945

MEDICINE AND THE WAR

JAMA. 1945;128(7):519-521. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860240045017

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Abstract

ARMY 

WHOLE MILK FOR PATIENTS ON HOSPITAL SHIPS  The War Department recently announced that a new method of quick-freezing whole milk is now making it possible to serve this beverage to wounded soldiers returning from overseas on Army hospital ships. This welcome and important addition to the diets on the hospital ships resulted from a series of researches carried out by the Veterinary Division of the Office of the Surgeon General.Although the milk in some instances has been kept in the frozen state for three months, its taste is as fresh as if it had just come from the cow and the bacterial count is lower than that in the average milk supply of the average American home.Approximately 30,000 pints of frozen whole milk is now being shipped monthly from Charleston and Boston, and additional large amounts from New York, New Orleans, San Francisco and Seattle.While

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