Medicine: Thought for Food

To the American Association for the Advancement of Science, meeting in Milwaukee last week, Dr. Victor George Heiser (An American Doctor's Odyssey) made a powerful plea for proper stoking of the human machine. Science has proved, said he, that the greatest factor in longevity is correct eating.

Dr. Heiser quoted a now-classic experiment : "Sir Robert McCarrison established in India [in the early 1920s] a thoroughly healthy rat colony. The [1,189] stock rats were fed a diet similar to that eaten by certain peoples of northern India, among whom are some of the finest...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!