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August 24, 1907


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JAMA. 1907;XLIX(8):691. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25320080059003d

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I am suggesting to those who use the percentage system of milk modification for infant feeding a prescription blank which, I think, will make the work less tedious and more accurate than it otherwise would be. These blanks should be filled out by the physician for a definite time, subject to his change if the formula used is not giving satisfaction. He should have the mother or nurse return the prescription when a new one is issued, that he may keep a record of the progress in feeding. On the back of the blank are printed the directions, informing the mother or nurse as to the method of preparing the different food units mentioned in the blank. It will be necessary to explain to the mother or nurse the technic of preparing and keeping the modified milk and the care of the utensils used, but, after these facts have been

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