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July 26, 1890

DIET IN CONSUMPTION.Read before the Committee of Dietetics of the American Medical Association, at its Forty-first Annual Meeting, 1890.

JAMA. 1890;XV(4):132-135. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410300012001a

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Until consumption receives less uncertain speculation, and more is written that is trustworthy of simple and satisfactory explanation, every physician has a right to his own opinion. Modern research has done much to turn the attention of the profession to this disease; further than this but little of practical value has been accomplished. With many physicians, old and young, the practice of medicine is, and always will be, but little if anything more than a matter of experiment. No claim is being made that medicine is a science, but that a common ground, a concensus of opinion, will be reached by the non-servile, practical brain-workers of the profession in the matter of reading and treating disease, cannot be doubted, when we acknowledge the rapid, intelligent improvements of the past five and ten years. The writer sprang from a pronounced consumptive type, and for the past twenty-five years

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