Minot-Murphy diet


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Mi·not-Mur·phy di·et

(mī'not mŭr'fē),
obsolete procedure using large amounts of raw liver in the treatment of pernicious anemia. First successes in the treatment of this disease occurred with this diet and led to development of liver extract for treatment.

Minot-Murphy diet

(mī′nŏt-mŭr′fē)
[George R. Minot, U.S. physician, 1885–1950; William P. Murphy, U.S. physician, 1892–1987]
An early diet for pernicious anemia containing large quantities of liver. When the diet was initially devised, the liver was consumed raw. Later, a liver extract was developed and used.

Minot,

George Richards, U.S. physician and Nobel laureate, 1885-1950.
Minot-Murphy diet - the use of large amounts of raw liver in the treatment of pernicious anemia.

Murphy,

William Parry, U.S. physician, 1892–, joint winner of 1934 Nobel Prize for work related to anemia.
Minot-Murphy diet - see under Minot