Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation


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Master's Thesis

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Condensed milk--Research; Milk--Research; Dried milk--Research; Milk as food


Although much work has been done in determining the nutritional values of different milks, all of it has been carried on at different times by various men, and there is no published data demonstrating the relative values derived from experiments which were carried on simultaneously and in which all subjects were under the same conditions. It is well known that rats show the effect of conditions to which they are subjected very easily and respond to them in the same manner in which man does. They are therefore a fit subject for nutritional experimentation. The Albino rat lives three years as compared to man's ninety, the body composition and that of the urine being the same percentage as that of man. Therefore multiplying results by thirty gives the data for man, assuming that the normal span of man's life is ninety years. The purpose of this paper therefore will be to show the relative nutritional value of different milks as found by simultaneous experiments with Albino rats subjected to the same environment.