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December 17, 1892

MARINE-HOSPITAL RATION.Read before the Section of Physiology and Dietetics, at the Forty-third annual meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Detroit, Mich., June, 1892.

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SURGEON UNITED STATES MARINE HOSPITAL SERVICE.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(25):707-714. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420250001001

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Abstract

The ordinary articles and quantities of subsistence supplies for ten thousand (10,000) full rations are:

Meat, the first article on the list, especially beef, is the most nutritious of all animal foods. It is easily cooked, very digestible, and perhaps more extensively consumed than any other animal product. The composition of fresh beef—the relative proportions of water, nitrogenous matter, fat and salts— the mean calculated from Pavy's table of lean and fat beef, Yeo's table of three different examples of butcher's beef (very fat ox, moderately fat ox, and lean ox), and Parke's table for calculating diets, including meat of best quality with little fat, like beef steaks, uncooked meat of the kind supplied to soldiers—bone constituting one-fifth (⅕) of the soldiers' allowance, and uncooked meat of fattened cattle, and Rohe's table of animal foods, may be given approximately correct, as follows:

It is proper to state, however, that the

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