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In this monograph on nutrition in infancy, Meyer and Nassau thoroughly review the subject in both its physiologic and its pathologic aspect, stressing the clinical and practical applications. The first part of the work is devoted to a discussion of the physiology of infant nutrition, including such subjects as development, metabolism, artificial feeding, breast feeding, prophylaxis and immunity. There is a special chapter on the care of premature and debilitated infants. The subject of prophylaxis is emphasized, and the authors point to the progressive diminution in infant mortality as an indication of the successful application of preventive measures. They point to the fact that a satisfactory state of nutrition produces an optimal state of immunity against infection. In this connection the authors indicate the significance of vitamins A, B, C and D for proper nutrition and for the maintenance of a natural state of immunity. They assert that the greatest
Die Säuglingsernährung: Eine Anleitung für Ärzte und Studierende.. JAMA. 1930;94(24):1942. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710500060036