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October 30, 1886


JAMA. 1886;VII(18):486-487. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250100122004

If it were not for the immense importance of this subject I should feel like apologizing to this learned body for presenting a paper upon a subject so thoroughly written upon by learned practitioners and specialists of this and other countries. Yet on the other hand, we have but to glance at the innumerable preparations as recommended by physicians, and the overwhelming number of proprietary articles, to realize that the substitute for mother's milk has not been found. It then becomes the duty of the general practitioner to add his experience to that of the specialist, that his position may be strengthened. This I say because this paper presents nothing original, yet having given the subject some attention, I would add my experience to the general stock, as I feel it very desirable that we reach some conclusions on the all important subject.

Having found, as I think, a substitute

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