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August 10, 1918

Autointoxication or Intestinal Toxemia.

JAMA. 1918;71(6):489. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600320073026

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This book begins with a discussion of the effect of bacteria on the body, their methods of propagation in the body, and the body's defense against them, following which is a discussion of the effect that various toxins developed in the intestine have on the body functions, and of methods of determining for examination of the feces the extent of damage being done. The treatment of these conditions and the changing of the intestinal flora is chiefly dietary and is discussed under the headings of "milk regimen, fruit regimen, fasting regimen," the antitoxic diet, and accessory treatment which includes chiefly massage, exercise and baths. In the milk regimen, the author advises the taking of large quantities of milk. He gives the milk at twenty-four feedings every half hour from 7 a. m. to 7:30 p. m. The amount depends on the capacity of the patient, varying from 3 to 6

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