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Do You Drink Too Much Water? – Strength Magazine – November, 1928

Imbibing freely of the universal solvent, H20 has been heralded promiscuously throughout the world as the overcomer of practically all human ills. This apparently harmless liquid has been prescribed and recommended so haphazardly during the past five years especially, that I feel much harm has been done thereby, and it is my intention to present here an argument against the useless use of water. Doctors of all schools, specialists, hygienists, educators, all advise: “Drink more water,” “Flush the system” by drinking freely of water, is a favorite prescription of these well meaning folk. Constipation is supposed to yield to this treatment.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas