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January 1919

A METHOD FOR THE DETERMINATION OF FAT IN DRIED FECES AND ITS DISTRIBUTION AS SOAP, FREE FATTY ACIDS AND NEUTRAL FATAN APPLICATION TO FECES OF THE ROESE-GOTTLIEB METHOD FOR DETERMINING FAT IN DRIED AND CONDENSED MILKS

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NEW YORK
From the Laboratories of the Rockefeller Institute and the Babies' Hospital.

Am J Dis Child. 1919;17(1):38-42. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1919.04110250065002
Abstract

The investigation of the fat metabolism of infants and young children has been for some time an important subject of study in this laboratory. In furtherance of it, a large number of stools have recently been collected from the wards of the hospital, from other institutions and from various private patients. Careful data have been obtained regarding the food of the patients from whom stools were collected and so far as possible representative samples of the daily food were procured for analysis. Total fat has been determined in food and feces, and in the latter the distribution of the fat as soap, free fatty acids and neutral fat. In most cases total ash and calcium content of food and feces were also determined. The results of these investigations have been incorporated with many analyses which we had obtained in previous metabolism studies. It is our intention to present in a

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