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October 1911

THE RELATION OF MEAT INGESTION TO INDICANURIA IN CHILDREN

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SAN FRANCISCO

Am J Dis Child. 1911;II(4):262-266. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1911.04100100043005
Abstract

With the view of gathering, if possible, some data on the use and abuse of meat diet in childhood, the work reported in this paper was begun about a year ago. It was hoped that the results of the experiments might lead to some definite indications as to the quantity and frequency with which this article of diet should be allowed.

So much work has been done on the dietetic requirements of infancy, and from both theoretical and practical standpoints so many valuable conclusions have been drawn, that it seems strange that more work has not been done to settle the same problems in older children.

The insidious, often marked, symptoms that chronic dietetic disturbances show after two years of age, compared with the more acute signs of intestinal indigestion in infancy, probably account for the rather neglectful attitude that even pediatrists have taken toward regulating the diets of older

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