Excerpt from Practical Observations Upon the Chemistry of Food and Dietetics There has probably never been a time when the attention of the public has been more generally directed toward the care of the health than the present Every newspaper in the land seems to have a column or a corner devoted to the development of the body, to the care of the skin, to the obliteration of wrinkles, to the attainment of beauty, or to some phase of the care of the body. Magazines devoted to physical culture, to diet, to vegetarianism, etc., are widely circulated and read; there are books devoted to the thesis that fruit acids are deleterious and poisous, and other books to prove that they are indispensable. Pseudo-scientific articles attempting to show that potatoes produce large abdomens, that tea causes the teeth to protrude, that carbohydrates have the effect of overdeveloping the chin, that onions relax the jaw tissues, and a host of like absurdities, have appeared in popular magazines. Books have been written which try to prove that all our ills come from uric acid foods, and many essays and pamphlets to show that that proposition was t true. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.