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April 1921

INFANTILE SCURVY FOLLOWING THE USE OF RAW CERTIFIED MILK

Am J Dis Child. 1921;21(4):401-405. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1921.01910340088007
Abstract

From the fact that most textbooks on diseases of children state that scurvy may occur on a diet of raw milk, the extreme rarity of the occurrence is, perhaps, not sufficiently appreciated. The only direct references to such cases that I have been able to find are in the classic report of the American Pediatric Society1 and in a paper by Dr. J. L. Morse.2 The first of these authorities, under the heading "Food used at or shortly before scurvy developed," states: "Raw milk alone, 4; with breast milk and amylaceae, 1; total 5." No further details of the cases are furnished. The total number of cases in this report in which the character of the food is specified, is 356. Morse's report, embracing fifty-eight cases, includes one case on raw milk, but the length of time it had been administered and other details are not given. It

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