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According to this claim by realmilk.com,

THE MILK CURE: In the early 1900s, the Mayo Clinic administered the “Milk Cure,” which consisted in drinking 4-5 quarts of raw milk per day, obtaining favorable results for a range of illnesses including cancer, weight loss, kidney disease, allergies, skin problems, urinary tract problems, prostate problems and chronic fatigue; these results are not obtained using pasteurized milk.

What kind of findings were discovered by Mayo Clinic's experiments on raw milk (pre-pasteurization), and did any of them survive peer review?

  • Here’s the article: books.google.com/… – Laurel Jan 6 at 0:07
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    I'll note that the site mayoclinic.org contains no references to "milk cure", according to Google. – Daniel R Hicks Jan 6 at 0:53
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    The early 1900s? Do you want to ask about phlogiston while you're at it? – Andrew Grimm Jan 6 at 1:51
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    @AndrewGrimm: The quotes tag has a synonym of "attribution". The question here is NOT really one of nutrition (is 4L of raw milk healthy?) but one of attribution (did the Mayo clinic say 100 years ago 4L of raw milk is healthy?) That seemed to be the best tag. – Oddthinking Jan 6 at 7:01
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    "Peer review" and "early 1900s" don't mix. While snake oil and miasma theory were on their way out in the early 1900s, dubious practices such as chiropractic (originated in 1895) and osteopathy (1874) were all the rage. The late 1800s / early 1900s was when modern medicine started. – David Hammen Jan 6 at 14:13

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