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Sippy diet

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Treatment of gastric ulcer by diet, neutralizing acidity of gastric juice. Small amounts of milk and cream every hour and alkaline powders every half hour. Later progressive introduction of bland foods until a normal diet is achieved. This diet is no longer in general use. It was later proved ineffective.

The method was first described by John Herr Musser (1856-1912) and Aloysius Oliver Joseph Kelly.


  • John H. Musser and A. O. Kelly (born 1970), editors:
    Handbook of practical Treatment.
    London, W. B. Saunders Co., 1911-1917. Volume 3, 1911.
  • B. W. Sippy:
    Gastric and duodenal ulcer; medical cure by an efficient removal of gastric juice corrosion. Journal of the American Medical Association, Chicago, 1915, 64: 1625-1630.

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