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July 5, 1890

THE USE OF COMMERCIAL MILK SUGAR IN INFANT-FEEDING.Read in the Section of Diseases of Children at the Forty-first Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, Nashville, Tenn., May, 1890.

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JAMA. 1890;XV(1):17-19. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410270033001e

Some time ago a gentleman came to me, who had been sent by his physician for me to discover, if I could, what the trouble was with the milk which he was feeding his baby. He brought a sample with him, it was very slightly gray in color, and the caseine was precipitated in a fine granular deposit, the odor was slightly disagreeable. On inquiry, I found the mixture to be that known as the "Meigg's mixture" as recommended by Dr. Robert in the article on "Infant Feeding" in Keating's Cyclopedia. After a thorough investigation as to the milk and cream, I could find nothing wrong with these constituents of the mixture. I then ascertained that he had been using the mixture for some weeks, and that he had not observed the foregoing change before. Then I questioned him as to what new conditions were existing when this change took