Tilting At Sacred Cows

A group of doctors bad-mouth milk, shaking up parents and pediatricians

AS IF PARENTS DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH TO WORRY about, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is trying to make them feel guilty about giving milk to their children. At a press conference in Boston, a group of well-known physicians, including, of all people, Dr. Benjamin Spock, questioned the nutritional value of cow's milk and warned that it could actually prove harmful to some youngsters. "There's no reason to drink cow's milk at any time in your life," said Dr. Frank Oski, director of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University. "It was designed for calves, it was not designed for humans,...

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