In cases of extreme weakness peptonized milk is often used which is partially pre-digested. Koumiss (fermented milk), which can be easily prepared at home, is much used in fevers and gastric troubles.
Where a larger amount of nutriment is required, albumenized milk is valuable.
Good reports come from the use of modified milk, prepared at the Walker-Gordon Laboratory, Boston, and from a similar laboratory in Philadelphia. Modified milk is put up by physicians’ prescriptions; the milk is separated into its parts, and recombined in different proportions to better suit the needs of individual cases. The milk is always sterilized before it leaves the laboratory.