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November 16, 1940

Man Alive You're Half Dead! A Physician Tells You How to Eat Your Way to Glowing Health... and Stay There

JAMA. 1940;115(20):1747. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810460079034

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On the basis of many undisputed facts this book promulgates in a slightly modified form the typical fallacies of food faddism, including the compatible eating fad and such unsupported theories as that coronary thrombosis is most commonly caused by deficiency of vitamin C. Excessive emphasis is placed on the unestablished belief that gelatin is valuable for "revitalizing those who are chronically weak and tired." The necessity for taking yeast and vitamin concentrates is excessively emphasized. The book cannot be classed among those which can be recommended to lay inquirers seeking authentic information about diet and health.

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