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March 11, 1893

ADDRESS ON DIETETICS—MEDICAL FOOD ETHICS NOW AND TO COME.Delivered before the Section of Physiology and Dietetics of the American Medical Association, at its Forty-third Annual Meeting held at Detroit, Mich., June, 1892.

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JAMA. 1893;XX(10):270-278. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420370010001c

(Concluded from page 244.)

Take La Grippe.—My patients who are on the strict diet of beef and hot water rarely take it, and if they do, have mild attacks. So when patients do have it they should be fed especially for the severe and almost inexplicable prostration. Oat meal is one of the things to help the grip along, but not the patient. In the same category come the starches and sugars in excess, fruits, all vegetable foods, especially when they have been long kept and are not fresh. The best material for cough drops I ever used was beef. I am prepared to hear my learned and skilful laryngological friends say,"Well, this is cranky and new to us, and not to be entertained." I would like to know why we; are meeting here in Detroit if not to find out what each one knows? I have sought for