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When the plebeians had seceded from Rome, the story of the stomach and members was related as an inducement for them to return. Today we need to have the story retold and our attention called anew to the importance of the stomach as related to all the other organs. So far as our school children are concerned, our physicians are well aware of the facts, which therefore need not be demonstrated. Many years ago, while teaching, I noticed that quite a percentage of children who had been sent to school very young and had been kept there continually became very dull. They would not study nor learn as bright active children ought. I used to say they were school hardened.
Since I have practiced medicine I have been consulted by quite a number of school children who had dyspepsia which was due to a lack of nourishment. What! starvation around
MAKECHNIE HP. PROBLEMS IN FEEDING SCHOOL CHILDREN.. JAMA. 1898;XXX(2):56-57. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440540004002