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AN IMPROVED METHOD FOR THE STUDY OF NUTRITIONAL ANEMIA IN THE WHITE RAT

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Science  05 Sep 1930:
Vol. 72, Issue 1862, pp. 249-251
DOI: 10.1126/science.72.1862.249

Abstract

Experiments in our laboratory have demonstrated that white rats fed only fresh whole milk secured enough minerals from their cages to prevent anemia.

Animals consuming large amounts of milk became anemic more quickly than those limited to small amounts.

Access to feces delayed somewhat the onset of anemia.

These results probably explain some of the conflicting data reported in the literature and also raise a question regarding the correctness of conclusions drawn from experiments in which recognition was not given the factors shown in this study to be important.