It has been remarked that the medical men of the present day are distinguished above all who have preceded them by their practical knowledge of dietetics. It may with equal truth be said that the people of the present day exhibit more intelligent interest in the discussion of sanitary problems, both public and private, than any preceding generation, and this interest appears to be steadily increasing. In fact, it is a most encouraging sign of our advance in civilization, and a favorable evidence of our culture at this end of the century, that so large a proportion of the community is demanding exact information as to the positive and economic value of the various alimentary substances offered to man as his daily food. Probably there is no other substance of this kind which is attracting more general attention at this time than alcohol, nor about which the desire for an
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