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May 26, 1900


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JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(21):1303-1305. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24610210009001b

Food is any substance received into the human system from without, which normally becomes a biologic part of the system and is needful to life. It includes minerals, as air, water, salt, etc. Aerated distilled is also meant here, and not the ordinary chemical laboratory distilled water, condensed in a closed reservoir. The distillate should have a fall of not less than two inches in open air for aeration, otherwise it may be an abomination of the meanest taste.

HOW TO HAVE IT.  Philadelphia is the great medical center, and yet my patients have been unable to buy anything but laboratory-distilled water. So the best way is to make it. The writer tried to get all the domestic water stills in the market to report on, but was unsuccessful. As he is writing this paper interprofessionally and clinically, he asks to testify simply to what he knows and let the

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