Ask the Doctor – Strength Magazine – May, 1927

It may be possible that you have a condition of the stomach called Achylia Gastrica, in which there is a deficiency, or absence of normal hydrochloric acid of the stomach, because those who have excess hydrochloric acid in the stomach generally have to feed often to allay hunger pains. Try anywhere from ten to thirty drops of diluted Hydrochloric Acid in a glass of water before or with meals; sweeten with a little sugar if too sour. This is to be sipped as you eat the food. Start with ten drops and work up to 30 drops, three times a day.