Albumin Milk in Infant-Feeding; A Correction

Isaac A. Abt
JAMA. 1912;LIX(26):2325. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270130030018.
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To the Editor:  —I notice in the discussion of Dr. Neff's paper, "A Series of Infants Fed on a High-Percentage Albumin Milk" (The Journal, Dec. 21, 1912, p. 2213), some statements attributed to Dr. Julius Hess in which I am sure Dr. Hess is incorrectly reported. The cases to which Dr. Hess referred were those of two infants to which large doses of calomel had been administered for a considerable period before admission to my service. As the records will show, the administration of calomel was stopped as soon as the babies came under my care. No cathartics have ever been administered to normal babies in my service. No child was ever rendered ill from cathartics while on my service, because long before I studied the stools of babies receiving cathartics I had the conviction that laxative drugs were given in excessive doses to infants and children. I shall be


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