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37. Asthma

[To a sufferer from asthma]

Write to Dr.... But I may suggest that you must fast for three days and break the fast with milk and orange juice (Translated from Gujarati).

[After dictating this letter Gandhiji said, I have made this experiment on my clients who besides legal advice received medical advice also. There was one Lutavansinh who observed a fast and lived on rice, milk, and marmalade for a month. At the end of the month he was free from asthma. I also induced him to give up tobacco. ]

[V. G. D.]