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January 18, 1913


JAMA. 1913;60(3):234-235. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340030064033

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This is the first book in English to present the new Continental thought on infant-feeding. It places before students and the profession the most important points concerning the infant's nutrition and feeding in health and disease. Grulee has followed the European teachers, particularly Czerny and his students, and Finkelstein and his co-workers. His chapters on physiology of the gastro-intestinal tract, and absorption and metabolism, though brief, are to the point and contain the most important facts on the subjects. The chapter on breast-feeding and the nutritional disturbances of the breast-fed infant contains much valuable matter concisely stated. Grulee advocates four-hour intervals for young infants at the breast, and points out that there is no better prophylaxis for over-feeding and colic. In the matter of artificial feeding, he believes in the simple dilution of cow's milk, with the addition of carbohydrates, especially malt-sugar and the various starches. There are excellent

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