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JAMA Revisited
August 27, 2014

The Eating of Ices

JAMA. 2014;312(8):850. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.279692

Originally Published July 18, 1896 | JAMA. 1896;27(3):159- 160.

There has been some outcry lately against the eating of ices. Hands have been thrown up in astonishment because certain ice cream has been found to contain certain adulterations, and not infrequently the deadly ptomaine. There is no question that many food products are adulterated, but that ice cream is more frequently adulterated than other articles of diet, we disbelieve. A sneer has become habitual with many when speaking of the Americans; and the American fondness for ice water and iced confections has passed into a proverb.