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October 15, 1887

INFANT FEEDING, ESPECIALLY WITH REFERENCE TO SUBJECTS WITH INFANTILE ECZEMA.Read in the Section on Diseases of Children, at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, June, 1887.

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JAMA. 1887;IX(16):483-486. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400150003001a

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In the following simple and practical paper I do not intend or expect to present any very new or startling points in regard to the subject under consideration, nor have I any special food to advocate, and not even any single fixed method of feeding to propose or defend. I confess myself to be still a searcher after the best nourishment for, or rather after the best method of nourishing, the growing child, and especially one afflicted with infantile eczema. I have studied the subject many years, in hundreds or even thousands of cases, but believe that much may yet be learned, and that we by no means appreciate the greatness of the subject sufficiently, and feel certain that the majority of practitioners do not give it the attention it deserves; while I am perfectly sure that the laity are by no means aware of the importance of proper feeding,

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