Alimentary Enzymes in Theory and Application; With Special Reference to Their Use in Treatment and Dietetics

Alimentary Enzymes in Theory and Application; With Special Reference to Their Use in Treatment and Dietetics

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...quite able to assimilate a diet of cow's milk, barley water, and cane sugar, there are also many that require the further help of the partial predigestion of the proteins of the milk, and this can only be managed by the addition of some tryptic ferment to the food. It is in this latter class of infants that a pancreatised cereal food for use with fresh cow's milk is of so much value, providing, as it does, a partially predigested carbohydrate and protein (the casein of the milk). It was with the object of preparing such a food that the late F. Baden Benger continued the observations with pancreatic ferments which he was carrying out for the late Sir William Roberts, and which resulted in the preparation now known as Benger's Food. The very great value of the treatment of milk with Benger's Food is, that, without converting the curd to any great extent, it acts on it sufliciently to overcome the great objection peculiar to cow's milk, viz., the clotting in large masses in the presence of the gastric fluid. It is important to note that there is not suflicient of the tryptic ferment present in Benger's Food to thoroughly predigest the casein, and whilst, within a limited range, more or less complete predigestion is obtained by a longer or shorter treatment, its obvious value is in adapting a food to individual cases; if a completely predigested food is wanted, then more ferment in the form of Benger's Liquor Pancreaticus or Benger's Peptonising Powders must be added. This is very important when considering the question of atrophy, or the fear of gradual loss of function from unused digestive powers. Whilst therefore Benger's Food does carry predigestion a stage or two forward, it is...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236956273
  • 9781236956279