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December 28, 1912

Albumin Milk in Infant-Feeding; A Correction

JAMA. 1912;LIX(26):2325-2326. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270130030019

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To the Editor:  —In the discussion of Dr. Frank C. Neff's article on albumin milk in infant-feeding, which appears in last week's Journal, my remarks, printed on page 2215, on catharsis in infants are not correctly reported. The cases to which I referred in the discussion were given in Dr. Abt's paper on "Fallacies in the Treatment of Gastro-Intestinal Diseases," read before the Mississippi Valley Medical Association in 1911, and published in the Interstate Medical Journal, July, 11)12. The cases to which I referred were not "normal babies sent to us for feeding because the mothers were sick." As Dr. Abt's article plainly states, one infant was suffering from pyelitis when admitted to the hospital and the other from tonsillitis. Calomel had been administered to both of these babies for a number of weeks before the two little patients were admitted to Dr. Abt's service. In both eases the calomel

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