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July 14, 1883


JAMA. 1883;I(1):21-28. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390010031002

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Medical Notes on Japan. Prof. Ch. Remy (Archives Générales de Medicine. Paris: March, 1883) gives an interesting account, the results of his observations in Japan, in which he details, first, the mode of nourishing and raising children. They are nursed by the mother to the age of five and six years—artificial nursing is unknown—but in the second year they are given also rice, boiled in meat juice, fish and eggs. The women bear this prolonged lactation exceedingly well. They are small in figure, and their breasts before pregnancy present nothing peculiar; after pregnancy they are capable of producing an incredible amount of milk, and pathological galactorrhœa is quite common. In one case, which he saw in hospital, a young woman gave from her breasts over twelve and a half pints of milk in a day. Their diet during lactation consists of a considerable quantity of rice, herbaceous and farinaceous vegetables,

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