With the termination of the world war there appears to be an end also of the work of the majority of agencies formed to advocate the conservation of foods. Such a course should not be pursued as it is undoubtedly a mistake from a financial standpoint and possibly from a physiologic one. The result of the present economic situation may be a limited food supply for the people of certain sections of this country. Such a condition of affairs could be prevented to some extent, or, at any rate, alleviated by a general conservation of foodstuffs throughout the nation. We are not unmindful of the prevalence in some states of pellagra and a predicted increase of this disease due to certain food shortages. Nor can we ignore the possibility of other deficiency diseases following in the wake of such a condition
Desiccation is one of the most important processes advocated
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