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January 27, 1923


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Kerrville, Texas

JAMA. 1923;80(4):273. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640310053032

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To the Editor:  —The first article in the series on "The Care and Feeding of Infants" was read with much interest. I am located in the hill country of Texas, to which section many infants are sent, especially during the hot summer months. Several years ago my attention was called to the milk of the Swiss goat as being superior in the feeding of these infants, most of whom have some disturbance of the gastro-intestinal tract. We have given goat's milk a careful trial, and with such excellent results that for two years the hospital has maintained its own herd for the feeding of infants and in the Sippy treatment of ulcers.Goat's milk is normally alkaline, and is easier of digestion, forms smaller curds, and conforms more nearly to human milk than does cow's milk. The fact that the goat is almost immune to tuberculosis is a factor in

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