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The experiments which are related in this paper refer to the destination of food and its uses. Savory states that 'abundant, nay, superfluous evidence has been furnished to prove that no one principle of food will alone suffice for nutrition; but clear and unequivocal evidence is still wanting to show how far each principle of food is essential to life and health, provided all else save that one be sufficiently supplied. This is a very different question.'

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Subject: Biology / Chemistry

Received 1 May 1862. Read 22 May 1862.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 12 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Experiments on food; its destination and uses'.

A version of this paper was published by Savory in The Lancet: Savory, William Scovell. 'Experiments on food; its destination and uses.' The Lancet, volume 81, number 2066 (1863), pp. 381-383.

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William Scovell Savory, Unpublished paper, 'Experiments on food; its destination and uses' by William S [Scovell] Savory, 1862, AP/44/14, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 24 July 2024

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