October 11, 1930

Clinical Nutrition and Feeding in Infancy and Childhood.

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By I. Newton Kugelmass, M.D., Ph.D., Sc.D., Associate Attending Pediatrician, Fifth Avenue Hospital. Cloth. Price, $6. Pp. 345, with 37 illustrations. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1930.

JAMA. 1930;95(15):1122. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720150062033

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As stated in its preface, this book is intended to supply the general practitioner with information concerning the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of the problems of pediatrics involving nutrition. The first four chapters deal with the normal energy and foodstuff requirements, properties of the foodstuffs, prenatal nutrition, normal breast and artificial feeding, and normal child feeding. In considering the physiology of nutrition, the author reviews various theories and quotes the most recent advances in physiologic chemistry and metabolism. The space given to normal artificial feeding is scanty. There is a short chapter on the alimentary diseases. The nutritional diseases of infancy are designated as acute intestinal indigestion and acute intestinal intoxication. Treatment of these conditions is stressed and is in general sound, although the use of cathartics and a starvation period as long as twenty-four or forty-eight hours might be questioned in some pediatric circles. The chapter on deficiency diseases

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