[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
August 26, 1911

REPORT ON 140 RECENT CASES OF PSORIASIS IN PRIVATE PRACTICE UNDER A STRICTLY VEGETARIAN DIET

Author Affiliations

Physician to the New York Skin and Cancer Hospital, Consulting Physician to the New York Hospital, etc. NEW YORK

JAMA. 1911;LVII(9):714-719. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260080278006
Abstract

In spite of repeated communications1 on the subject the medical profession still does not seem to realize the value of a strictly vegetarian diet in psoriasis; and yet I could refer to many intelligent patients in private practice who have said, "You may quote me as a striking instance of the unquestionable value of this element in treatment."

It occurred to me, therefore, to keep a list of patients in private practice whom I had observed and treated during the past two years, and who have been under a vegetarian diet, and,after studying their records, to present the results obtained; the total number of the cases is 140. Some of the patients have been under observation and more or less treatment for many years; the larger proportion of them were first seen during the past two years; but, as will be mentioned later, the older and the newer eases

×