How Simple Carrot Soup Saved Thousands of Children From Death

Doctor Ernst Moro transformed baby care

Maria Milojković, MA
Fragments of History
5 min readJan 22, 2024

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Ernst Moro, the pediatrician who saved thousands of lives with carrot soup
Ernst Moro, the pediatrician who saved thousands of lives with carrot soup | Image by Wikimedia

A hundred years ago, pediatrician Ernst Moro cooked carrots and reduced child mortality in Germany by half.

In the early 20th century, an average life span was half shorter than today. But this wasn’t because people died at 35–40. The real reason was that every fourth…

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Maria Milojković, MA
Fragments of History

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