January 3, 1931


JAMA. 1931;96(1):55. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720270057026

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Nutrition Problems, Old and New  The question of proper diet was discussed recently before the Berliner Verein für innere Medizin und Kinderheilkunde by Prof. Carl von Noorden (formerly of Frankfort-on-Main but now in Vienna), who chose as his subject "Nutrition Problems, Old and New." The topic and the reputation of the speaker attracted a large audience, such as the Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus has seldom witnessed. Among the numerous guests were Professor Madsen and Dr. Rajchmann, members of the commission on hygiene of the League of Nations.Correct nutrition constitutes, as the chairman, Geheimrat His, said in his introduction, one of the sources of strength of every nation, and the problems of nutrition concern, therefore, equally the economic expert and the physician. The origins of the knowledge of nutrition date back to the primitive instincts of the peoples inhabiting the earth; but especially during the course of the nineteenth century, with the progress

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