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In the treatment of pernicious anemia there seems to be no doubt about the efficacy of a diet containing raw liver. However, after the period of hospitalization and stomach tube feedings is past, one experiences considerable difficulty in getting patients to continue their raw liver ration. After devising several rank failures instead of liver dishes, I suggested to Miss Clara Schroeder of Piqua, Ohio, a woman of ability in the culinary art, that she prepare an edible liver cocktail. The formula and its preparation are her suggestions. The dish has proved acceptable and even enjoyable to pernicious anemia epicures here and it has been served with success to healthy people at the dinner table as a summer cocktail in lieu of oyster. If carefully prepared it is a dish easily eaten by any one, but if dumped together it is not. It is hoped that others will use their ingenuity and devise
Wilkins WT. A LIVER COCKTAIL: LIVER IN EDIBLE FORM FOR THE PERNICIOUS ANEMIA PATIENT. JAMA. 1927;89(12):967. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.92690120001015