Various forms of fruit cure are occasionally practised Thus we have the lemon cure, in which the juices of two or three lemons are taken in sugar water three times a day, milk and fatty foods being avoided; preserved lemon juice is less efficacious: also the sweet fruit cure (dates, figs, prunes, bananas, and apples). The main action of these "cures" is a laxative one. In California there are people who live on fruit alone, and seem to be able to maintain themselves in health and in fair working condition upon this diet. Fruits as a class are well digested and have a higher nutritive value than is popularly attributed to them; and sweet fruit combined with meat and a green vegetable regime is advocated in some cases of constipation. The grape cure is probably the best-known fruit cure. It is recommended for casesof abdominal plethora,chronic bronchitis and emphysema, chronic constipation, and chronic gastro-intestinal catarrh. It is in vogue in the grape-bearing vineyards in some parts of Southern Europe, notably Meran and Montreux. It consists in taking from 1/2 to I lb. or more of grapes thrice daily about three-quarters of an hour before meals; the meals consisting of light, easily digested foodstuffs, e.g., fish, chicken, milk puddings, stewed fruit, toast or rusks, and green vegetables, avoiding all rich sauces, pickles, potatoes, lentils, pastry, cheese, and sweets. The duration of the course is from four to six weeks. The chief effect of this diet is a laxative one. With regard to the nutritive value of grapes it should be noted that 1 lb. of grapes contains only about 45 grains of protein; they are, however, rich in carbohydrate (sugar). It is probable that much of the benefit ascribed to this system of cure is due to the change of air, the favourable altitude, and general surroundings of the patient at the health resort.