Medicine: Beef Eaters

Lean beef, fat beef, beef tongue, liver, brain, marrow: that is what two men ate and it is all they ate: for 21 days, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, famed Arctic explorer; for 57 days, his friend and erstwhile companion, Karsten Anderson, whose present business is orange growing. Last week, the trial done, Dr. Stefansson went straight to Fairfield, Conn., where after a dinner of beef tongue by choice, he testimonialed: "Before the experiment I felt lackadaisical on getting up in the morning but now I feel like jumping out of bed and getting right to work."

The explorers served as experimental laboratory animals...