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Medication for Vegetarians

9 August 1902
Vasily Polenov, The Ill Woman (1886)
Bro N 1151/44

“When, as a doctor, I am called in to help a vegetarian patient suffering from typhus, pneumonia or even smallpox, I am not afraid that he will die. In all cases of acute disease, it is my principle to prescribe a mix of just milk and barley water. After a cup of this fluid, one is allowed to eat some fruit or a tomato in order to prevent constipation. Thanks to this utterly simple medication, even those suffering from the most serious illnesses recovered in no time.“

From a speech delivered by Dr Thomas Allinson in Haarlem, 9 August 1902