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June 1920


Author Affiliations

Associate Professor of Medicine (Pediatrics), Leland Stanford Junior University Medical School SAN FRANCISCO

Am J Dis Child. 1920;19(6):478-488. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1920.01910240068008

Of the many innovations and ingenuities for which the war was responsible, none are more interesting than those which were devised and forced into practice in the attempt adequately to feed the peoples of belligerent countries on a reduced food supply. There have recently come to this country some accounts of the system of feeding, intended primarily for children in institutions but later given a much wider application, which von Pirquet introduced in Vienna early in the war. Von Pirquet has published a book1 expounding the system, which is not yet available here; his associate, Schick, has, however, given us a comprehensive review2 of the work, and from this the present account is taken. A review of von Pirquet's original articles has been published elsewhere,3 and a short account of his experiences with the system is given by von Gröber.4 The system possesses much matter of

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