The Eulogy of Jedediah Bittle, Part 1
It’s no one’s intention to belittle
The memory of Jedediah Bittle,
But his untimely demise
Prompts us to scrutinize
Why his short life was a riddle.
Normal saliva production in the human mouth is about two bathtub’s worth annually. However, drooling is typically caused by saliva overproduction and the difficulty, for various reasons, of keeping said spit inside the mouth. Causes range from the inconsequential to the serious, from infections and allergies to Parkinson’s disease, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism and stroke.