ON THE TREATMENT OF GUNSHOT FRACTURES: A DESCRIPTION OF APPARATUS AND TECHNIQUE. BY ERNEST W. HEY GROVES, M.S. LOND., F.R.C.S. ENG., MAJOR, ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS ; AND

ThomasH. Brown
1916 The Lancet  
900 latter case the need did not arise. Here, again, we have an example of the singular apathy of the powers that be " with ' regard to the interests of the infant. It is, of course, a i simple and well-known fact in physiology that until the age i of five months an infant is unable to digest starches. One would have supposed that it would have been a very serious offence for any person for the sake of profit to attempt to 1 place starch on the market and call it babies' food. One would suppose
more » ... . One would suppose that there was no special need for advocacy on this point, but it is the case that to-day there is nothing to prevent such action on the part of any person, and this in face of the fact that serious formal representations have been made unavailingly to the Government department concerned, with a view to preventing this abuse, or rather this crime. Surely it is not too much to ask that an infant be not slowly starved to death by having administered to it a substance which does not nourish it. The mind reels before a contemplation of the number of infants who have been slowly done to death in this horrible fashion in this country during the past 50 years. No words can be too strong in condemnation of the system which permits the interests of commerce to stand in the way of the utter, ruthless uprooting-the total obliteration of this system.
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