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December 16, 1911


Author Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Diseases of Children, St. Louis University ST. LOUIS

From the Pediatric Department, St. Louis University.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(25):1970-1972. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260120160006

In the early part of 1910, Finkelstein and Meyer1 first published their results with Eiweissmilch. or, milk. has come to be known in this country, albumin milk. Their cases numbered over 170 and their results were so good that others were led to employ the milk. Chapin2 administered this food to twenty infants and had twelve deaths, certainly not a very good showing. Braunmiller3 also, was disappointed with his results. My early experiences with the food were very discouraging.

Finkelstein, in explanation of these poor results, asserted that either the food was improperly prepared, or the technic of administration was incorrect. He found that the composition of the food, as prepared in his hospital, varied from day to day; this led him to have the food prepared in a laboratory. It is put up in cans much like our condensed milk; I inade an e cans niucn nice