oa South African Medical Journal - There is many a slip twixt the lip and the cell'

Volume 49, Issue 54
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



My title is, of course, a parody of a well-known aphorism 'There is many a slip twixt the cup and the lip'. It opens up consideration of the many processes through which food has to pass after entering the mouth and before the contained nutrients satisfactorily nourish the individual cells of which the body is composed.

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