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April 3, 1954

AN INEXPENSIVE TERMINAL HEATING UNIT FOR THE SMALL HOSPITAL

Author Affiliations

Quonset Point, R. I.

JAMA. 1954;154(14):1175-1177. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940480027008
Abstract

In proportion to its size, the infirmary at the United States Naval Air Station, Quonset Point, R. I., has a large dependent service. About 90 deliveries are made a month. The nursery has a capacity for 20 full-term infants. Insofar as possible, the standards of the American Academy of Pediatrics are followed in the management of the nursery. In this connection a bacteriological study of the formulas was instituted in March of 1952. At this time the old aseptic technique method was used in formula production. Bottles and utensils were washed, wrapped, and autoclaved prior to use. Nipples were boiled before being used. The ingredients in the formula were boiled water and liquid Similac (liquid form of Similac powder containing 3.35% fat, 6.61% lactose, 1.72% protein, and vitamins and minerals) or Lactum (evaporated milk with maltose and dextrins and added vitamin D). Thus the principal source of contamination would be

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