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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 9. June 7, 1939



"A remarkable recent development has been a craze for consuming glucose or dextrose. Although it is undoubtedly invaluable in medical practice, dextrose can have no advantage, as far as the normal person is concerned, over jam and honey. However, glucose sweets are all the vogue, and the tendency is to have it incorporated with such articles as cocoa, ice cream, fruit syrups, etc.

"Provided that glucose is regarded as a substitute for cane sugar, no objection can be taken to its use, but the tendency is to make extravagant claims for it and to transform pleasant foods into quack medicines. . . .

"Pure dextrose complying with the B.P. Standard can be landed in New Zealand at about 3d. per pound. . . . The reader (of advertisements) is asked to use this dextrose as an ordinary everyday foodstuff at 2/6 per pound."

(R. L. Andrew, Assistant Dominion [unclear: Atyst]. In an address delivered to the Institute of Chemistry, 26/1/39.)