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The Role of Modern Dietetics in the Causation of Disease (Paperback) Loot Price: R324
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The Role of Modern Dietetics in the Causation of Disease (Paperback): James Sim Wallace

The Role of Modern Dietetics in the Causation of Disease (Paperback)

James Sim Wallace

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER II. INCREASE AND DECREASE OF DISEASE. In a general survey of the progress of medicine one of the most pleasant features is the decreased prevalence of most diseases. This and the kindred consideration of the decreasing mortality is often referred to with a certain amount of pride by the medical profession. On the other hand the increased prevalence of certain diseases is generally overlooked, or mentioned together with some more or less plausible argument or statement, which mitigates the painful impression which otherwise might be conveyed by a consideration of the lamentable fact. Probably it would be productive of more good to make an open and unqualified admission that there has been an increase in those diseases which statistics appear to prove pretty conclusively have increased. The general decrease of disease is by no means sufficiently marked to warrant us in supposing that all diseases must have decreased in frequency. The marked and undeniable increase of some diseases precludes any such conclusions. We may mention a few diseases which have increased in frequency. The diseases and irregularities of the teeth, adenoids, appendicitis, neurasthenia associated with gastric insufficiency, infaptile diarrhoea, " indigestion," anaemia, rickets, internal cancer in men, and insanity. It may be noted in passing that all these diseases are more or less directly associated with digestion or the digestive tract, and how they result from the modern practices and theories of dietetics will be suggested in the following chapters. References to the diseases of the teeth, however, will be almost wholly omitted, as I have already dealt with these in separate works. It will of course be readily understood that though reference is not made to the diseases of the tee...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: James Sim Wallace
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 24
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-10243-8
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-10243-3
Barcode: 9780217102438

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