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JAMA 100 Years Ago
February 5, 2003

Medical News.

Author Affiliations

JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer Reiling, Assistant Editor.

JAMA. 2003;289(5):624. doi:10.1001/jama.289.5.624-a

The Paris Temps has been publishing a series of articles on the subject. It recently received a letter from an engineer in South Africa, J. Jacquier of Johannesburg, who stated that during the late war he was caught between the two armies and was compelled to remain in his hiding place for six weeks with no food except a supply of sugar. He had six rabbits with him, and he fed himself and the rabbits exclusively with sugar mixed with sawdust. All thrived on it and the rabbits grew fat.

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