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The uses of the banana (eays a couteinporary) are claimed to be many and various. The latest is both unique and important. According to the belief of Mr William 0. Usery, M.D., of St. Louis, the banana is the very best food obtainable for typhoid fever patients. In this disease, he explains, the lining membrane of the small intestines becomes intensely inflamed and gorged. Eventually it begins sloughing away in spots, leaving well defined ulcers. At these places the intestinal walla become dangerously thin. A solid food, if taken into the stomach, is likely to produce perforation of the intestines, and dire results will follow. Therefore, solid food or foods containing a large amount of innutritions substances are dangerous, and are to be avoided. The banana, although it may be classed as a solid food, containing as it does 95 per cent, nutrition, does not possess sufficient waste to irritate these sore spots. Nearly the whole amount taken into the stomach is absorbed, and gives the patient more strength than can be obtained from other food. i

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THE BANANA AND TYPHOID., Issue 10437, 5 October 1897

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THE BANANA AND TYPHOID. Issue 10437, 5 October 1897

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