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February 27, 1909


JAMA. 1909;LII(9):709. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02540350035010

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The practical benevolence of Mr. Nathan Straus, who for many years has maintained, single-handed, milk stations in New York and elsewhere for the distribution of properly modified and pasteurized milk, is a household word. New York has also another similar agency occupying itself with the feeding of infants, namely the New York Milk Committee, on which are many philanthropists of prominence, including several of New York's leading pediatricians. This latter institution, it seems, has not received the public support that it deserves, and is in some danger of extinction, in consequence. Mr. Straus generously came to its aid recently not only with expressions of regret at its critical condition and with a hearty commendation of the value of the work done by it, but also with practical financial aid; this, too, notwithstanding the expense entailed in the same cause by his own personal benefactions. It is to be hoped that

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