Protective Effects of Human Milk in Experimental Staphylococcus Infection

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Science  03 Aug 1962:
Vol. 137, Issue 3527, pp. 338-340
DOI: 10.1126/science.137.3527.338


Mice were given human milk and sublethal doses of virulent Staphylococcus aureus subcutaneously on 7 to 14 consecutive days. When mice of this group and mice of control groups were later challenged through intraperitoneal injection of a lethal dose of the same Staphylococcus aureus, the death rate for the experimental group was found to be much lower than the death rate for the controls.