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To the Editor:
—I have just read your editorial, October 21, on malnutrition in children. Since the Washington meeting, October 6, I have been looking into this question in the dispensary and children's wards of the Philadelphia General Hospital, where I find from records of social workers and dispensary physicians, and in my wards, that there is distinctly less malnutrition in children than there was in much better times. So far, there has been only one true case of malnutrition in the wards this month, which is distinctly unusual.Most of our patients come from homes that are being supplied with food from different agencies in the city, and my feeling is that the children are getting much more nourishing food than they had obtained when the parents were self supporting and supplying much unnessary and faulty foods. In my own practice I have not seen any cases of malnutrition,
LeBoutillier T. MALNUTRITION IN CHILDREN. JAMA. 1933;101(20):1580. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740450054026
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