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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1807 Excerpt: ... your milk is a chylous fluid; that it is readily affected or changed by the kind of food which you employ; that it is coagulable by acids, ardent spirits, &c. that it is coagulated in the stomach of the infant; that it is pecularly disposed to pass into an acescent or acid state; and that, by this disposition towards acidity and coagulation, aided by a prevailing acidity in the stomach and bowels of the infant, arising from a peculiar delicacy or atony in his frame, the greater number of his diseases are produced. Thus, if such doctrines be true, the infant receives his diseases, and his death, from the very hand of Nature herself!!! Are such absurdities worthy of any serious attention? Yes; they have imbued you with a number of prejudices; they stand in books which may still fall into your hands; they contaminate the pathology, and lead astray from the true causes of infantile diseases; and they continue a practice which is as absurd as it is injurious. I Would, therefore, attempt a refutation of these doctrines; and, for this purpose, I would first direct your attention to the nature of milk. The milk of one animal has certain peculiarities which distinguish it from that of another. But we are best acquainted with the milk of the cow. Attend, therefore, to its general analysis, and then to the differences which exist between it and the milk of other animals Recent milk is an opaque fluid, of a white colour, a slight peculiar smell, a pleasant sweetish taste; of a greater consistence than water, and is slightly unctuous. When allowed to remain at rest, a thick unctuous yellow-coloured substance collects upon its surface, known by the name of cream; the oily part of which, by agitation, or churn' i?ig is formed into butter. Atter the eream is separated, th...
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