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January 4, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(1):9-12. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480010009001c

There are several forms of the uric acid free diet as I have elsewhere mentioned,1 such as:1, that which consists of milk, cheese, potatoes and fruit, and contains no bread; 2, that which contains these things with more or less bread and breadstuffs, and 3, the form with which I am concerned to-day, in which bread and breadstuffs form the chief sources of nourishment and a small quantity of fruit and vegetables are taken merely as sauces for the bread.

For the sake of comparison I shall give the approximate quantities required in each of these diets for a man of 140 pounds weight, who is supposed to be young and leading an active life, and therefore requiring a rather full diet, one that will yield 3.3 grs. of urea per pound of body weight per day.

The milk, cheese, potato and fruit diet for this man would be