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May 1912


Am J Dis Child. 1912;III(5):315-317. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1912.04100170040005

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To the Editor:  —In the November number of your journal in an article entitled "The Use of Malt Sugar and High Percentages of Casein in Infant Feeding," Dr. Morse claims to have treated cases of nutritional disturbance in infants with a mixture based on the principles of eiweissmilch, and is not very well satisfied with the results. We, however, are still enthusiastic about eiweissmilch, having seen its success in hundreds of cases, and believe Dr. Morse's conclusions may be due to an improper understanding of the technic and principles of feeding.For example, on page 318, he says we advise giving 180 to 200 calories per kilo of body weight, and on page 326 that it is difficult to get children to take this amount. This is, of course, a gross error. We recommended not 180 to 200 calories, but 180 to 200 c.c. of eiweissmilch which, without addition of

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