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December 26, 1925

The Normal Diet. A Simple Statement of the Fundamental Prin. ciples of Diet for the Mutual Use of Physicians and Patients.

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By W. D. Sansum, M.S., M.D., Director of the Potter Metabolic Clinic, Department of Metabolism, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Cloth. Price, $1.50. Pp. 72, with 1 illustration. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1925.

JAMA. 1925;85(26):2052. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670260050034

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Abstract

This, as the subtitle indicates, is a statement of the fundamental principles of diet for the mutual use of physicians and patients. As a statement of principles for physicians, it leaves nothing to be desired; it is interestingly written and easily read. We fail to see how it can be of great service to patients. They cannot well separate principles from practice; for them a book on normal diet should contain instructions on how to construct such a diet. A simple statement of principles is of little practical assistance to the patient.

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