When I returned from my studies abroad in 1887 I was appointed attending physician to the Good Samaritan Dispensary, New York City. I had control of the service in diseases of children, and at this time there was an undercurrent of feeling that the treatment of children in dispensaries needed the introduction of new ideas as compared to what was then in vogue. In all dispensaries or outdoor clinics in children, then as now, the mass of cases have among them as a large quotient the disorders of the gastro-intestinal tract. It was customary then, as often now, to treat these cases in a most routine manner. The infant was prescribed some mixture, and the mother sent away with some instructions and allowed to find the best way she could of carrying out the directions given her. She might remember some and forget others which were of vital importance. It
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