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Propaganda to Promote Consumption of Rice
Many Italian physicians are supporting a scientific movement for the revaluation of rice as to its alimentary and therapeutic properties. Thus, Professor Devoto of the Clinica del lavoro in Milan, Professor Micheli of the University of Turin and Professor Ferranini of the University of Naples have published articles setting forth the fields of alimentary hygiene in which an extensive use of rice, of which they give the physiologic and therapeutic characteristics, is indicated. In the Ospedale Maggiore at Vercelli, a series of scientific lectures on the subject was held. At this conference, Professor Rigobelli spoke on the relations between vitamins and ferments in general and in deficiency diseases, and with especial reference to the vitamins and the ferments of rice. Professor Issoglio discussed the biologic aspects of phosphorus, with especial reference to alimentation. Professor Camelli dealt with the possibility of replacing ordinary flours with
ITALY. JAMA. 1932;99(6):489. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740580057021