Medicine: No Boiling, No Burps

An enthusiastic doctor-delegate cried: "Say, this is a damn sight more important than some of the scientific papers." The big hit at a recent Pittsburgh convention of the American Academy of Pediatrics was a new kind of nursing bottle—a plastic job that seems to eliminate a few of the nuisances of baby-raising, including burps and constant bottle-boiling. The new bottle comes already sterilized, feeds the baby his milk without air, can be thrown away after one feeding.

Its inventor, a Washington (D.C.) nurse named Adda May Allen, got the idea while watching premature babies at Columbia Hospital. She observed that sucking on...

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