Medicine: Meat for Digestion

A quarter-pound of meat stimulates almost twice as much gastric juices as does a quarter-pound of bread or other carbohydrates, and is correspondingly better for normal digestion. Doctors, dietitians and gastronomers in general did not know that fact until last week when they received a leaflet from Drs. Martin E. Rehfuss* and George H. Marcil of Philadelphia.

Those two investigators fed healthy students and hospital patients roast beef, hamburger (Liberty) steak, beefsteaks, stewed beef, boiled corned beef, dried beef and bologna sausage. They fed pork and lamb, fish, chicken and guinea-hen, eggs and...

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