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April 26, 1930

CONSTIPATION

JAMA. 1930;94(17):1296-1303. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.27120430001010
Abstract

We recognize that there is much lack of agreement on a definite line of demarcation between atonic constipation and spastic constipation. But since each diet is adapted to the individual needs and is advised only on the physician's specific recommendation for a certain diet, we feel that a basic outline is necessary for each condition.

SUGGESTIONS FOR A "ROUGH" DIET FOR CONSTIPATION 

FOODS ALLOWED 

Beverages:  Buttermilk, weak coffee, fruit juices, Kaffee Hag, milk, postum, weak tea.

Soups:  Beef broth, chicken broth, mutton broth, tomato soup, veal broth, vegetable soup (cream soups made with cream and puréed vegetables).

Breads:  Bran bread, bran muffins, entire wheat bread. Eggs: Coddled, hard cooked, poached, scrambled over water and soft cooked.

Fats:  Butter, cream, oil, oleomargarine.

Cereals:  Bran, malt breakfast food, oatmeal, pettijohns, cracked wheat.

Desserts:  Apple snow, custard, gelatins, ice cream, prune whip, tapioca pudding.

Fruits:  Cooked—apples, apricots, cherries, cranberries, currants, figs, peaches, pears,

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