READ: The Deafness Diet


Other dietary systems attempting to alleviate deafness had their moments. The editor of The Rural New Yorker undertook a diet of pork based on his landlord’s theory that the ears of the hog are exceedingly acute and could be passed on to the meat. The diet did not cure the editor’s deafness, but he surely enjoyed four months of fresh and salt pork.

An extract from Hearing Happiness was published on Lapham’s Quarterly, on purported hearing cures, from mail-order cons to prenatal vitamins.

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