Dr Allinson refused to eat meat as a point of principle, and that principle was safeguarding the health of his bowels. If you’re thinking of turning veggie for ethical reasons, then think again. On vegetarianism: “The vegetarian who eats a bit of cabbage may destroy hundreds of lives on that cabbage, and when he drinks any country water, he may swallow an aquatic multitude. The difference between animals and plants is purely an arbitrary one, for where plant life ends and animal life begins is unknown to the scientist. But beware of vegetarianism as a religion, or a fad. In these cases, it is injurious and liable to lead one astray...”