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TREATMENT OF TOXICOSIS WITH THE AID OF A CONTINUOUS INTRAVENOUS DRIP OF DEXTROSE SOLUTION

SAMUEL KARELITZ, M.D.; BELA SCHICK, M.D.
Am J Dis Child. 1931;42(4_PART_I):781-802. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1931.01940160049006.
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By Dr. Schick  The disease commonly referred to as alimentary intoxication, toxicosis or cholera infantum has become relatively rare during the last decade, apparently because of the greater knowledge of the feeding of infants and the better education of the mothers. Especially the strict supervision of the milk supply deserves a great deal of credit for the decrease of the disease. The condition, however, presents itself often enough, mostly during the summer and until the middle or end of October, and the mortality is sufficiently high to be a troublesome problem.I became interested in the problem after I freed myself from the fear of sugar in feeding normal children. At this time the majority of pediatricians were still under the influence of the teachings of Finkelstein and his pupils, who saw at first in the salts and later in the carbohydrates, especially in the sugar, the main cause

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