August 19, 2023

AUG 19, bottom line of medical humour: Beano

 reprise from 2020

AUG 19, bottom line of medical humor: Beano

Authors' Note:

cruciferae: vegetables in the cabbage family Aspergillus: more fully, Aspergillus niger, the species of fungus from which chemists derive alpha-galactosidase, the principal active enzyme ingredient of flatulence-suppressants.  The concept of a supplement to suppress the discomfort and gas associated with eating vegetables such as beans and cabbage was presumably proposed by Benjamin Franklin in the 1780s. In 1981, Alan Kligerman initiated research that resulted in the development of the commercial enzymatic supplement Beano® , and a Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1991.


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