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Ba·con

(bā-kŏn),
Harry E., 20th-century U.S. proctologist. See: Bacon anoscope.

bacon

A cured meat from pigs and hogs, which usually has veins of white fat running through it.

Health effects
• Every 2 rashers/slices of bacon per day increases the risk of pancreatic cancer by 19% (based on a meta-analysis which pooled 11 studies involving 6000 patients).
• Increased risk of COPD, likely due to the sodium nitrite which is used as a preservative in pork products.
• Heart disease and diabetes—here linked to chemical preservatives
• Trichinosis—caused by Trichinella spiralis, a roundworm, the larvae of which encyst in muscle.

Processing
The first step involves soaking in brine or dry packing, followed by boiling or smoking.

BACON

A chemotherapy regimen for patients with inoperable non-small cell carcinoma of the lung, consisting of:
• Bleomycin;
• Adriamycin-doxorubicin;
• CCNU;
• Oncovin (vincristine); and
• Nitrogen mustard.
References in classic literature ?
When the last crisp slice of bacon was gone, and the last allowance of corn pone devoured, the boys stretched themselves out on the grass, filled with contentment.
His poppy-colored cheeks were distended with his first big bite of bread and bacon, but he managed to smile encouragingly.
Danglars threw himself upon his goat-skin, and Peppino, reclosing the door, again began eating his pease and bacon.
Daylight cut up generous chunks of bacon and dropped them in the pot of bubbling beans.
But the moment Samuel Bacon, a negro tumbler, got into the saddle, the spike sank home.
Half of the afternoon I had stood in the bread-line; and after dark I returned home, tired and miserable, carrying a quart of rice and a slice of bacon.
Beans, bacon, and beer--I haven't got anything else in the house.
Taking me into the little back-room which he inhabited, the old man gave me all he had to offer--a supper of bacon and eggs and a glass of home-brewed beer.
Beans and bacon, cheese and bread, were all he had to offer, but he offered them freely.
But you will find the life of Francis Bacon very interesting.
In Bacon and Locke we have another development in which the mind of man is supposed to receive knowledge by a new method and to work by observation and experience.
The celebrated Bacon always fainted during an eclipse.