In the treatment of simple diarrhea without complication, and in chronic diarrheas in the tropics, observations have been made concerning the benefits derived from an exclusive diet of boiled bananas reduced to a pulp. This was suggested by a German physician who had a long experience with it in Java, where no milk could be obtained. The results were satisfactory in all the cases described. In complicated cases and in dysentery the course was not advised.
Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.