The average citizen of the United States is a reckless eater. I do not know as he differs widely from those of other countries in this, but with the judgment, discretion, and wisdom, exercised in every capacity, in every branch of business and in the sciences and arts in this country, this indiscretion is inconsistent and unjustifiable. A simple, plain breakfast, a light lunch, or preferably a noon dinner, with a light tea, should be the general habit. There is no doubt that appendicitis, gastritis, the various diseases of the stomach and intestinal tract, as well also as those of the large glandular organs are brought on by bad habits of eating.
Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.