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Am J Dis Child. 1930;39(2):265-276. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1930.01930140027003.
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Because of the strikingly beneficial results obtained by the use of lactic acid milk in the artificial feeding of infants since its introduction in 1923 by Marriott and Davidson,1 the need of a modified milk of similar qualities but of easier preparation and more constant acceptability to the infant has become apparent. The need of an acid milk that does not have to be chilled in the course of its preparation has been felt, especially by those dealing with families too poor to afford ice and with families living, as do those in farming communities, in places too remote.to obtain a regular supply of ice. Even though no one type of artificial feeding can be expected to act as a panacea for all infants, an acid milk of constant acceptability is desirable. It is true that the number of infants who cannot take lactic acid milk because of vomiting


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