We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Other Articles |

Eat Not This Flesh; Food Avoidances in the Old World

O. C. Johnson, Ph.D.
JAMA. 1961;178(7):779. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040460087021.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


Food habits, as related to the eating of meat, vary throughout the world. The avoidance of beef, pork, chicken, horseflesh, and dogflesh in various parts of the world are discussed by the author in attempting to determine why such avoidance has developed. Maps showing the distribution of avoidance, and in cases of camel and dogflesh, the acceptance of certain fleshes, pinpoint the areas where such food habits may play a role in the nutrition of the population.

The text numbers only 125 pages, the remainder being references. For those interested in the strange eating habits of other parts of the world, this book will prove interesting. Unfortunately, the author or publisher has seen fit to include all notes in a separate section at the end of the book. This makes it difficult to follow the arguments and side issues that the author brings up without turning back and forth to


Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview




Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

0 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.