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July 14, 1917

THE AVAILABILITY OF GOAT'S MILK IN PLACE OF COW'S MILK

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(2):123-124. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590290045017
Abstract

The investigations of the past few years have given a substantial scientific foundation to the long established belief in the superiority of milk in the feeding of children even beyond the nursing age. Dietary experience and rational empiricism have pointed to the unique value of this food, despite the wealth of propaganda in favor of all sorts of proprietary preparations, especially those compounded from the cheaper cereal grains. Assertions that milk "cannot be tolerated" have frequently been contradicted by the institution of a modification of its quantity or percentage composition. The cases of actual idiosyncrasy to milk can now be detected with some clinical precision, and allowance can be made for them. Never have the unique tissue-building and growth-promoting virtues of milk been more clearly emphasized than at present when, because of the war, provision for the nutrition of many children must be made on an enormous scale not only

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