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November 1935

PREVENTION OF RICKETS WITH A COD LIVER OIL CONCENTRATE IN MILK

Author Affiliations

MILWAUKEE
From St. Vincent's Infant Asylum and the Department of Pediatrics, Marquette University School of Medicine.

Am J Dis Child. 1935;50(5):1152-1158. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1935.01970110060008
Abstract

This report concerns the use of cod liver oil concentrate containing vitamins A and D incorporated in a standard evaporated whole milk in the prevention of rickets. It also includes a study of the prevention of scurvy in the same infants by the use of canned ripe pineapple juice as the sole source of vitamin C.

The literature on the use of antirachitic agents incorporated in milk deals only with vitamin D added in various ways. It does not seem necessary to review these reports. The interrelationship of vitamins A and D in the prevention of rickets has been stressed by several investigators.1 There seems to be no doubt that cod liver oil or some preparation of cod liver oil which includes both vitamins is the most reliable antirachitic agent available today for the prevention or the treatment of rickets. No clinical study has been reported on the amount

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