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January 19, 1918


JAMA. 1918;70(3):164-165. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600030028012

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The world war has served in the most unexpected ways to awaken this nation to the true meaning of food problems and to the magnitude of many heretofore undervalued factors in the rationing of the American people. The growing scarcity of milk has dawned on us along with a profounder realization of the indispensability of a certain quota of milk in the daily diet of children. In addition to what may be termed a physiologic requirement in the case of the adolescent, culinary customs have created a further demand for milk, which plays a part in modern cookery in almost innumerable ways. Without milk in the kitchen, the American housewife would be confronted with unanticipated difficulties in the technic of food preparation. For this reason the dairyman is urged to speed up the production of milk; the housewife, on the other hand, is warned to be conservative in the use

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