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October 22, 1927

GELATIN ADDED TO DIETS OF ARTIFICIALLY FED INFANTS

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO
From the Department of Pediatrics, University of Illinois College of Medicine, and the Department of Health, City of Chicago.

JAMA. 1927;89(17):1423-1426. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690170047013
Abstract

These feeding studies were carried out on a group of thirty-four average, normal, artificially fed infants at the University of Illinois Educational and Research Hospital Dispensary, and at three city infant welfare stations, conducted by the health department of Chicago.

There were about thirteen hundred breast and bottle fed infants in attendance at the three welfare stations and the university dispensary from which we selected the individual cases for our feeding studies. Breast feeding, in whole or in part, is the slogan of the welfare stations. As our work required artificially fed infants whose mothers would promise to cooperate with us in every detail, we thought ourselves fortunate in finding seventy-four infants who we believed would answer our requirements. As we expected to conduct the experimental study over a period of at least four months, only young infants could be used. Seventy-five per cent of our infants were under 3

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