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Urine Flavor Wheels

Urine Flavor Wheels were once a standard tool used by doctors. Doctors would either sniff or taste a patient's urine to make a diagnosis. But by the 19th Century, urine tasting had fallen out of favor, replaced by the use of various chemical tests. Though some doctors resisted the change, believing that the taste test yielded more information than any chemical analysis could. More info at ediblegeography.com.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Nov 09, 2012 | Number of Comments: 9
Category: Medicine, Body Fluids
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Hence diabetes mellitus, from the sweet taste of urine when the patient is spilling sugar.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 11/09/12 at 09:04 AM
I vaguely remember a description of George III passing "coffee coloured urine" and that this could have been an indicator of the underlying disease which caused him to be known as Mad King George. I'm not knowledgeable of what that disease would be but it seems to go along with today's subject - but I'm sure that most human urine is not coffee colored.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 11/09/12 at 10:05 AM
Shouldn't one of these be given to each young bride so she can keep track of her husband's health?

(Get on board with this guys.... we've got a good shot here for ahem better helath!)
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/09/12 at 10:07 AM
Coffee colored urine can be because it is highly concentrated due to dehydration or it can appear that color if there is blood in it. Does diabetes make men's other stuff sweet as well?
Posted by patty in Ohio, USA on 11/09/12 at 09:16 PM
Some cultures used baby urine for a mouthwash.
Posted by BMN on 11/10/12 at 01:08 AM
KDP -- the disease Mad King George was thought to have had was porphyria, which can cause urine and feces to have a purple color.
Posted by Alex on 11/10/12 at 09:36 AM
Are you sure porphyria isn't the fear of dolphins?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/10/12 at 12:18 PM
This post makes me want to say "Piss Off" ! shut eye
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 11/10/12 at 03:52 PM
Confucius say, "It is better to be pissed off than pissed on."
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/10/12 at 10:29 PM
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