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April 21, 1917


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JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(16):1204-1205. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270040192023

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To the Editor:  —In three recent issues of The Journal (Nov. 4, 1916, Jan. 27, 1917, and Feb. 3, 1917) appeared editorials dealing with different aspects of the question of milk production. Recent investigations into the modus operandi of the processes of anabolism have placed the unsolved problems of milk production in a clearer light and enable us to measure the extent of our proved knowledge. The dairy cattle of Germany have recently been subjected to an experiment in rationing on such a large scale as to make the results of interpretative importance despite the fact that controls were necessarily and obviously lacking. I venture, therefore, to present in a tentative manner the results of the abnormal rationing of the dairy cattle of Germany in their bearings on the problems of milk production as discussed in your editorials.The proved facts in milk production, derived in part from dairy experience

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