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October 1918

IS THE AMOUNT OF CALCIUM USUALLY GIVEN IN DILUTIONS OF COW'S MILK INJURIOUS TO INFANTS?A REPLY TO HOLT, COURTNEY AND FALES

Am J Dis Child. 1918;16(4):265-267. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1918.01910160060009
Abstract

In the July, 1918, issue of the American Journal of Diseases of Children, Holt, Courtney and Fales reply to a paper by us, which appeared in the June issue of the same journal, in which we presented some studies on "Calcium in its Relation to the Absorption of Fatty Acids." Their reply was prompted by a "desire to present some conclusions drawn from results obtained in this laboratory which may perhaps allay the fears of calcium injury from the use of simple dilutions of cow's milk in infant feeding." As the conclusions drawn by them were from results obtained from entirely different types of cases than those studied by us, we feel constrained to reply. They say:

The position is taken that this special milk provides an improved form of feeding over simple cow's milk because on the latter children suffer a serious loss of fat through the excretions of

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