Edward Smith (physician)

British physician, born 1819

Edward Smith FRS (18191874) was a British physician and medical writer.

Edward Smith



New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873. Full text on Google Books.
  • As a general definition, it may be stated that a food is a substance which, when introduced into the body, supplies material which renews some structure or maintains some vital process; and it is distinguished from a medicine in that the latter modifies some vital action, but does not supply the material which sustains such action.
    • Introd., p. 1
  • The same nutritive elements exist in both vegetable and animal foods, and … within certain limits, the two classes of food are interchangeable.
    • Ch. XIX, p. 143
  • Every … element, whether mineral or organic, which is required for nutrition is found in the vegetable kingdom.
    • Ch. XIX, p. 143

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