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A Vegetarian's Recantation.
—The Medical Record has a note concerning a certain Dr. Alanus, formerly a leader among the vegetarians of Germany, who has felt constrained to return to a meat-diet. The occasion of this change of mind was in the fact that he found his arteries were becoming atheromatous while he was yet under 40 years of age. At first he knew not how to account for this premature degeneration, since he had at no time been a drinking man, but having one day taken up one of Ernest Monin's semiological essays showing that an abstinence from meat-diet tended to produce atheromatous changes in the blood-vessels, his eyes were opened. He therefore abandoned an exclusively vegetable dietary, at the same time lamenting that a single brutal fact could so completely upset a vast and beautiful theoretical structure.
—Mr. Jonathan Hutchinson has published in a late number of
EDITORIAL NOTES. JAMA. 1890;XV(25):903–904. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410510023007
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