March 12, 1872
A staunch amylivore who was diabetic for a long time was cured on Cantani's meat cure, "although the patient had, so to speak, never eaten meat before this treatment, he was very well: the cure was maintained for a whole year."
Diabetes mellitus and its dietetic treatment.
OBSERVATION XIII. - M. Raffaelle de P., from Pianella (Teramo), a staunch amylivore, diabetic for a long time, with 50 gr. of sugar per liter, was submitted to my cure on March 12, 1872: very rigorously observed only until March 30, when the patient began, but with much moderation, to eat starchy foods. The urine analyzed on April 22 and May 12, 1872 had a specific gravity of 1013, and was absolutely lacking in sugar. Although the patient had, so to speak, never eaten meat before this treatment, he was very well: the cure was maintained for a whole year. In May 1873, having become diabetic again, after another abuse of flour, he recovered again by a short resumption of treatment. In January 1874, his urine was still free of sugar.