Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, [address not recorded] to James Marchant [none given] on 1897.
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A typical letter in English.
Pages with text: 4
Transcriber: Catchpole, Caroline
Transcription date: September 12, 2013
Scrutiny: 12/09/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
Signed off: no
"the publisher of Dufour's 'History of Prostitution in all Ages and all Countries' -- which I think was the full title, but not doubt you can get it from Dulan & Co or any other of the Foreign booksellers in London. All I remember is, that it was a thick paper-covered volume in the usual French style. As to your palpitations, my experience is, that it depends almost wholly on taking too much food which the system cannot assimilate. Mine which accompanied my Asthma are wholly gone, so long as I keep strictly and carefully to my diet."2
"except the most easily digestible & nourishing, to take solid food only twice a day-- eating nothing whatever between, but taking from half a pint to a pint of very hot water, (flavoured with anything you like) about an hour before each meal."3
"Your main food should be good, well-cooked meat (beef I find best) with perhaps one meal-biscuit eaten slowly and thoroughly masticated. Drink nothing (or very little) at meals no pudding or pie crust. Your case being so sever a one, I think the American doctors would make you fast absolutely for perhaps a week, drinking only hot water."
1. The transcript of this letter is incomplete.
2. He goes on to recommend a diet excluding bread and potatoes and reducing vegetables.
3. He continues with more details of his habits and diet.
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