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June 7, 1884


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JAMA. 1884;II(23):626-630. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390460010001a

(Read before the Section on Practice of Medicine and Materia Medica of the American Medical Association, May, 1884.)

In the course of a somewhat extended experience with what is known as the "milk cure," it has occurred to me that the growing popularity of this form of treatment, demanded, at this time, some systematic consideration of the principles and practice on which its use is justified, as well as an outline of the class of cases in which it may be expected to be of advantage.

It is now a little more than eighteen years since Dr. Philip Karell read his paper on the "milk Cure" before the Medical Society of St. Petersburgh.

To this paper I must refer for a large number of interesting historical facts, of both ancient and modern date, bearing on this subject, beginning with Hippocrates and coming down to the date of the paper itself