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A NEW CARBOHYDRATE FOR PREVENTION OF NUTRITIONAL ANEMIA IN INFANTS:  PRELIMINARY REPORT

CHARLES L. WILBAR JR., M.D.
Am J Dis Child. 1939;58(1):45-60. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1939.01990070057006.
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I. EXTENT OF NUTRITIONAL ANEMIA  There is a definite entity among anemias, found mainly in young children, which is due to lack of a sufficient intake of iron and its catalysts and is known generally as nutritional anemia. That this type of anemia is common is shown by the numerous reports in medical journals concerning it. In this paper a new type of carbohydrate for infant feeding is described. It is made from sugar cane, contains considerable amounts of iron and copper and tends to prevent nutritional anemia.A comprehensive study by Mackay1 of nearly 5,000 samples of blood from the poorer children in London, England, a few years ago showed that 42 per cent of the breast-fed infants and 70 per cent of the artificially fed infants had definite nutritional anemia. Elvehjem, Peterson and Mendenhall,2 studying 2,000 samples of blood from 750 children at Madison, Wis., found

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