Medicine: Food for Rich & Poor

"Sciosophy," according to the late Dr. David Starr Jordan, who coined the word, is the pseudo-dietetic dicta imposed by food advertisers upon consumers. Said he: "It is the most delightful science in the world, because it is acquired without labor or pains and keeps the mind from melancholy."

Last week the American Dietetic Association meeting in Manhattan (where members bravely dined at Russian. Swedish, Japanese, Chinese, German, Italian, French. Turkish restaurants) set its face against sciosophistic eating. They confirmed the great dietetic discoveries of the recent past....

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