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Books, Journals, New Media
April 9, 2003


Author Affiliations

Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.

JAMA. 2003;289(14):1859-1860. doi:10.1001/jama.289.14.1859-a

Among the problems that burden the field of nutrition is that much basic information is scattered among many scientific disciplines (eg, biochemistry, food science, dietetics) and is being added at an accelerating rate. Thus, it is increasingly difficult to keep up with the field. A book dedicated to including a large number of facts related to nutrition and food science thus has a useful purpose beyond that of the usual textbook. Handbook of Food and Nutrition fulfills this purpose quite well, once one recognizes that the selection of information cannot be comprehensive and that it reflects to some extent the interests of the editorial board.

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