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RAW APPLE DIET IN THE TREATMENT OF DIARRHEAL CONDITIONS IN CHILDREN

TOBIAS L. BIRNBERG, M.D.
Am J Dis Child. 1933;45(1):18-24. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1933.01950140028002.
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The efficacy of a diet of raw apples in the treatment of diarrheal conditions in children has long been known in many parts of Germany by the populace. Occasionally brief mention of the value of raw apple has been made by medical authorities. It was first used systematically in the Kindersanatorium at Koenigfield by Sister Frieda Klimsch. Within the last three years this form of therapy has been advocated a great deal in Germany by the physicians, and several articles have appeared in the literature. All have reported favorable results.

Moro1 described an apple diet which he used successfully in the treatment of fifty-two patients suffering from various diarrheal conditions. His patients ranged from 3 months to 10 years of age. He recommended from 500 to 1,500 Gm. of grated raw ripe apple daily for two days, depending on the age of the child. This corresponds to about seven

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