About two years ago Dr. Edwards A. Park suggested that a formula be prepared which could be successfully preserved by canning and would constitute a complete food for an infant. He stated that he had previously held the view that the addition of vitamins or vitamin preparations to the diet of an infant was preferable to the inclusion of any extra substances in the infant's basic food. He believed that the public in general could be educated to the use of supplementary vitamins in the feeding of infants.He had abandoned this view in recent years because of the facts brought out by autopsies on infants dying in the Harriet Lane Home. These studies revealed a surprisingly high incidence of both scurvy and rickets in spite of the educational programs conducted at the children's dispensaries and well baby clinics of Baltimore on the importance of providing supplementary vitamins. He
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