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August 18, 1888


JAMA. 1888;XI(7):234-236. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400590018002

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Sterilized Milk  —By means of numerous experiments Dr. Caille has reached the following conclusions: 1. The preparation and administration of sterilized milk can be managed in any well regulated household. 2. The boiling of milk for twenty or thirty minutes under slight pressure, in small bottles hermetically closed, is all that is necessary to practically carry our the principle involved in sterilization; i. e., to destroy the germs of fermentation. 3. The essential material are small bottles with Soxhlet's stoppers, and a tray. 4. Milk boiled in small bottles for twenty minutes and immediately closed by rubber, cork or cotton stoppers will keep sweet, if put on ice for several days. 5. The boiling of milk in the ordinar)'way is faulty. All milk for infants' and children's use should be boiled in small bottles in a water bath for twenty minutes, when it will keep much longer than if boiled

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