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February 1921


Author Affiliations

Attending Physician at the Cook County Hospital, Children's Department; Instructor in Medicine (Pediatrics), Rush Medical College CHICAGO

Am J Dis Child. 1921;21(2):154-162. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1921.01910320049005

REPORT OF CASE  History.—William L., born Oct. 6, 1918, is the only child of healthy though nervous parents. The mother is a pianist. Allaitement mixté during the first five months of life; then cow's milk alone for one month. At the age of 6 months, beef soup was repeatedly tried, but soon discontinued because with fits of anger he would persistently refuse it or spit it up. However, cereals, vegetables and fruits were taken well. At the age of nine months, beef soup was tried again and well taken and borne, if mixed with a little milk. There was never any other difficulty in feeding, except that even at the present time soup is disliked. Appetite, digestion and sleep always have been good.At the age of 15 months (about Christmas, 1919) the boy began to spit up the orange juice that he was wont to take daily since