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November 22, 1919

The Itinerary of a Breakfast. A Popular Account of the Travels of a Breakfast through the Food Tube and of the Ten Gates and Several Stations through Which It Passes, Also of the Obstacles Which It Sometimes Meets.

JAMA. 1919;73(21):1631. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610470067034

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Abstract

The publisher has characterized this "popular account of the travels of a breakfast through the food tube" as being "as fascinating as a romance or a book of travels." The book is in popular language, the intestinal tube being considered as a road with ten gates, with numerous stations and obstacles. The reader is enlightened with regard to the method of overcoming the obstacles and the way in which the food passes through the gates. Some of the views held by the author are not those generally held; for example, that limitation to a single evacuation daily must be considered as constipation, and that from three to four evacuations constitute the normal mode of living. Most of the views expressed are, however, of a common sense, practical character and exceedingly instructive. Particularly interesting are Dr. Kellogg's views on the use of the roentgen ray and interpretations derived therefrom in connection

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