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September 15, 1888

LETTER FROM LONDON.

JAMA. 1888;XI(11):391-392. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400630031009

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Abstract

(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)

Lipanin— Improvement of Watering-Places— Florence Nightingale— Epidemic Jaundice— The Lebel Rifle—Sir William Bowman—The Morgue in Paris—The Children's Jubilee Offering to go to the Hospital for Sick Children— Glass-blowers Cramp.

The new product known as lipanin is said to be a good substitute for cod-liver oil. It is proposed to make lipanin cheaply by the direct addition of pure oleic or erucinic acid to olive oil. It is thought that cholesterin which is contained in cod-liver oil, is of importance, and that if vegetable oils be used in place of cod-liver oil they should be made to contain cholesterin. Others look upon cholesterin as a most undesirable substance to be present in cod-liver oil, or in any other substance used as a food or medicament, since it is the principal cause of gall-stones. Professor Mering, who introduces lipanin to medical notice, says there can be no doubt

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