Medicine: Hungry Man

The mess sergeants at Fort McPherson, to whom hearty appetites are an old story, were openly impressed. The medium-sized (140-lb., 5 -ft. 7-in.) private kept bringing his tray back & back. When he had finished breakfast he had finished 60 eggs and 76 hot cakes. At that rate, he was getting some 30,000 calories a day (a hearty male diet: 6,000).

By the time the press discovered him last week, Pfc. Chester J. ("The Stomach") Salvatori, a horn-tooter in an itinerant Army band, had landed in the Fort McPherson Post Hospital; he had been under...

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