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November 22, 1919


JAMA. 1919;73(21):1624-1625. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610470060022

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Oct. 30, 1919.

German Babies and Reparation  A memorial signed by leading public men, including Cardinal Bourne, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, Sir William Osler and Sir Alfred Pearce Gould, has been presented to the reparation commission in Paris asking for consideration of the consequences of enforcing the provision in the peace treaty that Germany shall cede 140,000 milch cows and 10,000 goats. The memorial states that there is reliable evidence of terrible suffering among German children due to deficiency in the milk supply. The increase of tuberculosis has been immense, and in combating it, milk is a prime necessity. Any further reduction in the present deficient milk supply would have appalling consequences. Discussing this memorial, the Times says that throughout the war nothing has been so harrowing as the sufferings of the innocent, especially women and children. To end that suffering would fill the hearts of the Allied

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