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This volume represents an interesting study of a phase of therapeutics not commonly used by the average physician. The authors establish the bacteriological properties of the acidophilus group of organisms and draw attention to the inaccurate nomenclature employed by certain investigators. This is particularly true concerning the oral and dental types of lactobacilli which have been confused with B. acidophilus.
The authors stress the fact that acidophilus milk is not a cure-all. However, it is useful in instances in which the complaint is directly referable to the gastrointestinal tract and especially in cases of simple chronic constipation as well as
Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Its Therapeutic Application.. Ann Intern Med. ;10:274–275. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-2-274_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;10(2):274-275.
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