New York City, Aug. 31, 1899.
To the Editor:
—The article entitled, "The Neurotic's Diet," by Henry C. Eyman, M.D., is good reading, and I shall reproduce it with due credit in the Dietetic and Hygienic Gazette. Dr. Eyman says: "There is no doubt of the efficacy of raw meat, dry bread and hot water, exclusively in the very common acid dyspeptic states, while plethoric individuals with irritated kidneys and the neuralgic twinges of the uric acid condition, will just as surely obtain relief by the use of farinaceous food and nuts."Who uses raw beef when he can obtain it cooked? What physician is foolish enough to prescribe a food uncooked, unpalatable, not in a condition for digestion and liable to provoke the presence of tapeworm in the body? Occasionally I come across this statement of the use of raw beef; physicians also ask, "how do you get your