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May 30, 1936

You Must Eat Meat: Fancies, Foibles and Facts About Meat

JAMA. 1936;106(22):1944. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770220080035

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The author believes that most chronic diseases, such as colitis, asthma, gout and stomach disorders, are due largely to excessive fermentation of starches and sugars and that meat counteracts and stops excessive fermentation. He therefore presents a good deal of material in favor of this point of view, which, incidentally, has no more acceptance than the points of view of the vegetarians, which he attacks. One of the chapters is devoted to the so-called Salisbury meat diet. The volume is peculiarly printed with a thin column on a wide sheet, causing one to feel that it is perhaps the result of a pick-up from some periodical. While the book contains much common sense, it is obviously written by a prejudiced observer who is ready to accept any evidence that supports his point of view.

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