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December 30, 1905

HYGIENIC METHODS OF EATING.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(27):2018. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510270024010

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Abstract

Apparently more provision is made to prevent our domestic animals from eating too hastily than is provided in the case of human beings. The horse frequently suffers from his unbecoming and unnecessary haste in eating; confronted by a generous display of oats in the feed-box, he can not resist the inclination to bolt one mouthful so that he may take another, at the expense of his health. According to the Scientific American, a feed-box has been invented in which only a mouthful is in sight at the bottom, and the horse has to eat this before more feed enters the feed-box. The horse is thus compelled to eat his meal in a more wholesome manner. It would be a wise provision to have some such arrangement in connection with the "quick-lunch" counters of the cities for men who feel the necessity or the inclination to bolt their food. It is

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