Excerpt from New York Medical Journal, 1920, Vol. 111: Incorporating the Philadelphia Medical Journal and the Medical News
Of these one hundred and twenty-eight patients, seventy-six, or over one half, received solid food between six and eight months and thirty or about twenty five per cent. At six months. After eight months the number suddenly dropped because most infants at this age had already received solids when brought to the physician and only those cases are here recorded in which the infants were ordered to receive solids as a therapeutic procedure for the first time when they came under my care. It must be borne in mind that none of these infants, except those suffering from severe diarrhea, received these prepared solids exclusively, i. E., milk in some form, as noted in the table, either human or properly adapted cow's milk or both, was simultaneously fed. It is demonstrable, however, that the addition of these substances to the diet in early infancy is not only harmless but decidedly advantageous and that less dependence need be placed upon milk as an exclusive article of sustenance during this period of existence.
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