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March 26, 1932

Living the Liver Diet.

JAMA. 1932;98(13):1111. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730390065036

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This volume, written by a physician who has pernicious anemia, is "for the pernicious anemia patient, for the busy physician to use as a handbook on the liver diet, for any one desiring a reducing diet, and for any one desiring good health." The author properly states that successful results are obtained in the treatment of pernicious anemia only when the physician obtains the intelligent cooperation of the patient. Too much emphasis, however, is placed on the original liver diet introduced in 1926, which contained directions concerning the use of liver, fruits, red muscle meat, vegetables, and a reduction in the amount of fats. While whole liver will always have a place in the treatment of pernicious anemia, a large amount of careful scientific work has demonstrated that the use of a potent liver extract or desiccated hog's stomach, combined with an average diet which the patient may select without

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