JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer
Reiling, Assistant Editor.
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.
Medical News.. JAMA. 2003;289(5):624. doi:10.1001/jama.289.5.624-a