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Did You Know Facts #25

Did you know this strange fact about infant sickness?

Up until the 7th century, doctors believed many infant sicknesses were caused by the presence of too much acid in the stomach. Babies were fed chalk, crushed eggshells, coral and oyster shells mixed with their gruel to counteract the acidity.

Did You Know Facts - Infant sickness


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Information source: Facts Random History

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