Medicine: Eat the Pig

After years of doctoring New Zealand's native Maoris,* Dr. George M. Smith is convinced that in a good many ways they are healthier in mind and body than the pakeha (white man). But, says he, "The diets of both Maori and pakeha are deteriorating. It's this modern craze for vegetables and fruit. The old idea was to feed the fruit and vegetables to the pig and then eat the pig. Physiologically, I am sure, this was correct."

* The Maoris, once supposed to be on their way to extinction, have doubled their numbers (from 50,000 to 100,000) in 30 years.

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