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January 25, 1890

Foods for the Fat.

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A Treatise on Corpulency and a Dietary for Its Cure. By Nathaniel Edward Davies, M.R.C.S. American Edition. Edited by Charles W. Greene, M.A., M.D. Pp. vii, 138. Cloth, 75 cts. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co. 1889. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co.

JAMA. 1890;XIV(4):142. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410040034010

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Abstract

In this work, after a short discussion of the relations subsisting between food and corpulency, in which the various systems for the reduction of superfluous fat are briefly considered, the author spreads before us a vast array of very enticing dishes of which we are assured that the most corpulent of mankind may partake freely and with benefit. Particular attention is given to the uses of saccharin in the treatment of corpulency, and the author informs us that from personal experiments he can assure us that for all household purposes where it has been necessary to use sugar saccharin is a perfect substitute. The author does not aim at the very rapid reduction of weight, but rather at the sure and safe removal of unnecessary burdens of fat.

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