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November 3, 1934


JAMA. 1934;103(18):1395-1396. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750440055027

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To the Editor::—  Apparently from Dr. Glazier's remarks, we are talking about two different things. The group of artificially fed infants, as explained in the text, were fed artificially from the very first and these we followed for a period of nine months. These children were practically all first seen in the first month of life. The cases which he refers to would be included in our second group, or those partially breast fed. In that group there were two classes of cases: first, those that were simply complemented because of insufficient supply of breast milk and, second, those who were breast fed at first and artificially fed later. It is true that these children were in the poorer districts and that they were subject to more infection than we would expect to find among the better classes of the community.On the other hand, the death rate was extremely

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