A Treatise on Diet: With a View to Establish on Practical Grounds a System of Rules for the Prevention and Cure of the Diseases Incident to a Disordered State of the Digestive Functions

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Sherwood, Gilbert, & Piper, 1837 - Diet - 414 pages
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Page i - A TREATISE on DIET; with a view to establish, on practical grounds, a System of Rules for the Prevention and Cure of the Diseases incident to a disordered state of the Digestive Functions. By JA PARIS, MDFRS Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, ice.
Page 197 - The ancient laws of the country ordained men to be kept on bread alone, un-mixed with salt, as the severest punishment that could be inflicted upon them in their moist climate. The effect was horrible: these wretched criminals are said to have been devoured by worms engendered in their own stomachs.
Page 389 - but you may thank Dr. Robinson for curing you. I wished to send you a journey with some object of interest in view ; I knew it would be of service to you : in going, you had Dr. Robinson and his wonderful cures in contemplation ; and in returning, you were equally engaged in thinking of scolding me.
Page 287 - the natural drink of an Englishman ; but beer, on the other hand, which is made of malt, hops, and water, is the natural drink of a Dutchman, and of late is much used in England, to the great detriment of many Englishmen.
Page 286 - I endeavoured to convince him, that the bodily strength furnished by the beer could only be in proportion to the solid part of the barley dissolved in the water of which the beer was composed ; that there was a larger portion of flour in a penny loaf, and that, consequently, if he ate this loaf, and drank a pint of water with it, he would derive more strength from it than from a pint of beer.
Page i - Some physiologists will have it that the stomach is a mill, others that it is a fermenting vat, others, again, that it is a stew pan; but in my view of the matter, it is neither a mill, a fermenting vat, nor a stew pan, but a stomach, gentlemen, a stomach.
Page 388 - Sydenham, having long attended a gentleman of fortune with little or no advantage, frankly avowed his inability to render him any further service, adding at the same time, that there was a physician of the name of Robertson, at Inverness, who had distinguished himself by the performance of many remarkable cures of the same complaint as that under which his patient laboured, and expressing a conviction that, if he applied to him, he would come back cured.
Page 149 - The dyspeptic should carefully attend to the first feeling of satiety. There is a moment when the relish given by the appetite ceases : a single mouthful taken after this, oppresses a weak stomach. If he eats slowly, and carefully attends to this feeling, he will never overload the stomach.
Page 288 - In course of time it also became the practice to call for a pint or tankard of three-threads, meaning a third of ale, beer, and twopenny, and thus the publican had the trouble to go to three casks and turn three cocks for a pint of liquor.
Page 87 - That the fact of individuals having occasionally lived for a few weeks or months under these circumstances only proves that nutrition may take place to some extent without chyle being formed. In my experiments...

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