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TJhere are a great many disr
eases which are largely controlled
rJ y a generous diet Modern med-,
tL ifcine hastaught us that m a weft
4 nourished body there exists ia-
W . ..numerable organisms, belonging
fIm general to the class known as
i:tne white corpuscles of the blood,
whichhave the property of at;
" tacking and destroying infecti
ous germs which if left alone
wtmld produce "disease, t
The more vigorous and better
nourished the system the greater
jttoe power of these guardians of
. the body's health, and even after
disease hag once been established
if we can improve nutrition and
rrentrjen the blood, especially
in these directions, we fiaye a bet
ter chance-to overcome the disor
der. Drinking" at the time of eating
nas been condemned by many
physiologists, but later investiga
tions have shown that moderate
,drinkkig of water or other harm
Jess, beverage at meals is not as
harmful as formerly supposed. In
fact, some of the data. 'show that
moderate drinking at the time of
meals is. beneficial. If, howeverj
if be an alcoholic beverage, eith
er feremented or distilled, lT is
rie part, of wisdom to limit the
a'mount of it to a minimum.
' Diet, therefore, is not sd much
a science as an art and only by
continued sfudyof each individ
u5l person, can the physician or
psiologist write (Be best prescrip
tion for food. There are, how
e er, a few general , principles
which are immutable and apply
,iii all cases.
Whatever foods are used if of a
perishablecharacter should be as
fresh as possible, the more recent
ly harvested the better; the vege
tables fresh from the garden, the
ears of corn fresh from the stalk,
the egg fresh from the nest, and
the milk fresh from the cow.
On the other hand if the foods
are those which improve with,
age, such as an alcoholic bever
age or a cured meat, then thesef
articles should be sufficiently
aged'fo produce the best results.
Diet in the case of disordered
health is largely a personal mat
.ter and must be adapted to the
idiosyncrasy of the patient with
the limitations- of purity, fresh
ness, ripeness and"vyholesomeness
1 1 it'r'
Dr. Wiley will in tomorrow's
Day 33ook give examples of foods
and beverages beneficial to sick!
persons and tellwhat should be
o bi .
TIT FOR TAT
Jones I sajy, Brown, do "you
know when a oaic of boots are '
il.M, AoA mnn?
jijxtv; a, umu mail
I Brown Can't saythat I do.
' Jones When ttieyare mend-1
ed men dead see?
Brown H'm, very funny.,iEer-
haps you know when a pairof
shoes are like dead men?" "
Jones I don't
Brown When their soles
(soul?) have departed, my boy.