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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, June 1913

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[The Editors of "The Spike" have pleasure in announcing that they have been successful in retaining the service of Mr W. B. Purbidge, Dean of the Faculty of Domestic Science at Victoria College, whose bright little paragraphs have done so much to delight and instruct readers of "The Woman in Print" column of our evening contemporary. The following is the first of a series of articles from Mr Purbidge's pen entitled " Mother's Help, or Homely Hints for Harassed Housewives,"]

Some Notes on Dieting.—It is not generally known that the ovum of the common or barndoor fowl contains no small amount of nutriment in a form highly suitable for assimilation by elderly people. In order, however, that the full benefit of the diet may be obtained. it is essential that the food should be taken in an uncooked state, and I shall, for the benefit of my readers, describe briefly a method which I have employed with wonderful results, in the case of my own maternal rand-parent. Take a fully matured egg, and with a tin-opener of other suitable instrument make a hole about the size of a threepenny piece in the smaller end. The patient should then grasp the egg firmly in her right hand (or left, as the case may be), apply her lips to the orifice, and draw in deep breath. The result will probably astound you.