This section is from the book "A Treatise On Therapeutics, And Pharmacology Or Materia Medica Vol2", by George B. Wood. Also available from Amazon: Part 1 and Part 2.
Of the substances belonging to this subdivision there are several, which, being generally considered rather as articles of diet than as medicines, will require only a few general observations. They may be included in the two categories of sugar, and of saccharine and acidulous fruits.
After a brief notice of these, we will proceed to the consideration of the remaining articles of the section severally.