Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

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  • Does an apple a day keep the doctor away?

    Vincent P. de Luise New Haven, Connecticut, USA The health benefits of fruits and vegetables are a long-standing and verified aspect of nutrition science. One of those fruits, the apple, has a particularly interesting, albeit circuitous, history as a healthy foodstuff. The well-known aphorism “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is based on…