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January 9, 1926

Feeding and the Nutritional Disorders in Infancy and Childhood.

JAMA. 1926;86(2):140. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670280060036

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This is a clear and practical statement on the feeding of infants. Scientific reasons for statements made are given, down to pH's and fractions; but they do not interfere when the physician is pressed for time. He can get the information he wants usually without recourse to the excellent index; for chapters and paragraphs are not too long, sentence structure is sometimes sacrificed to incisiveness, and purposeful repetition of important material makes memorable its location in the book. Facts themselves are made impressive; for instance, although percentages of various components in different milks are tabulated, the text states also that "there is three times as much protein in cow's milk as in human milk." The early chapters take up anatomy, physiology, bacteriology, breast feeding, mixed feeding, feeding of premature infants and artificial feeding, with food tables and specimen diets for infants of different ages. Midway of the book are

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