Edited by Jennifer Reiling, Editorial Assistant.
BY ERNEST WENDE, M.D.
It is not my intention to enter into a controversy on infantile mortality
from diarrheal diseases, its deplorable rate, and the causes which are responsible
for it. These latter have been carefully studied, and are, briefly: bad air,
summer heat, ignorance of simple hygiene, and especially artificial feeding.
To the correction of all these possible factors have been directed the
efforts of municipal authorities, the medical profession, societies, philanthropists
and others. Tenement-house construction has been corrected and regulated by
ordinance, the evils of the heated term mitigated by fresh-air missions, free
ice and the like, maternal ignorance enlightened by educational circulars,
and finally, sanitary protection has been given to milk from dairy to nursery,
as has been extended to no other industry, and this largely, if not almost
entirely, with the interest of infantile feeding in mind.
THE DEATH-DEALING LONG-TUBE NURSING-BOTTLE. JAMA. 1999;282(5):410M. doi:10.1001/jama.282.5.410
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