In the treatment of summer diarrhea in children, artificially fed, it is generally agreed that there are three important requisites, namely, clean milk, fresh air, and intelligent care. It is also agreed that in the prevention of diarrhea the utmost vigilance must be observed during the hot months, particularly in cities. How to provide all these conditions is one of the problems in medicine, the solution of which is imperative.
This paper has to do with the efforts of the Hartford (Conn.) Medical Society to solve this problem in its locality. During the summer of 1907 a camp was maintained in one of the city parks by a committee of the society. This camp was suggested at a meeting of the milk commission of the Hartford County Medical Association. It is easily seen that the production of certified milk is not sufficient alone to materially reduce the high mortality of
MURPHY WG. A SUMMER CAMP FOR THE TREATMENT OF SICK BABIES.. JAMA. 1908;LI(9):745-746. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410090027001g