An Addition to the Dairy
Nutrition, Analytical Chemistry, Medical Treatment, Medical Practitioners, Gender
Reports on an article in the British Medical Journal by Charles A Cameron which showed that sow's milk contains more 'solid matter' and is generally richer than cow's milk. Points out that the sow might be disqualified by the medical faculty 'for the situation of wet-nurse', even though she has copious saccharine in her milk, and her milk needs no stout for its formation—an allusion to wet-nurses' notorious penchant for alcoholic beverages.
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