By Ian G. Wickes
Archives of Disease in Childhood, Vol.28 (1953)
Introduction: Anthropological studies show that there is a remarkable tendency to obscure the natural method of infant feeding. This is more readily understandable when it is realized that contemporary primitive tribes are in fact highly civilized, though their form of civilization has evolved along different lines from our own. The known facts have been compiled by Ploss and the Bartels (1935) in their historical and anthropological compendium entitled ‘Woman’. The more important points will be reproduced here.