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The scientific considerations which are involved in the attempt to restore the nutrition to normal in emaciated individuals are first explained in chapters dealing with the phenomena of inanition and undernutrition and then the Practical application of these principles in the treatment of these cases is explained. The exposition of the calculations necessary to determine the individual's nutritive requirements and the addition of several important tables make this part (Part VIII) of the book a very valuable guide. The important fact that a mere increase of adipose tissue does not always secure the highest grade of nutrition is particularly emphasized and the inability of the organism in certain conditions to avail itself of the increased pabulum furnished is clearly brought out. Incidentally the author exposes the fallacy of attempting to restore a normal condition of nutrition in certain tissues by supplying merely the component elements of the tissue. The use
Clinical Treatises on The Pathology and Therpay of Disorders of Metabolism and Nutrition.. JAMA. 1910;55(17):1497. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330170077038