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September 1939

INFLUENCE OF FLUID AND OF EVAPORATED MILK ON MINERAL AND NITROGEN METABOLISM OF GROWING CHILDREN

Author Affiliations

From the Research Laboratory, Children's Fund of Michigan, in cooperation with the Methodist Children's Village.

Am J Dis Child. 1939;58(3):529-539. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1939.01990090083006
Abstract

With the Assistance of Mary F. Bates, Marion L. Shepherd, Priscilla Bonner, James Horton, A. Theresa Johnston and Louise Emerson

DETROIT  The newer knowledge of nutrition and modern methods of manufacture are gradually dispelling prejudices against canned foods. The widespread use of evaporated milk for infants attests its ability to nourish them well. The fact that infants are unable to digest raw cow's milk properly is largely overcome by boiling or by the processes used in the production of evaporated milk.1 Moreover, this modified cow's milk lends itself to a degree of standardization and control unapproachable with the mammary gland. The main objection to this milk product, unpalatability, appears more psychologic than real when tested in the light of unprejudiced experience.2 Evaporated milk is recommended by the fact that it is uniform in composition, is sterile and requires no refrigeration. From the economic standpoint, its cost is comparatively

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