July 12, 1941

Manual of Applied Nutrition, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Paper. Price, $1. Pp. 86. Baltimore, 1941.

JAMA. 1941;117(2):155. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820280077028

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This little paper bound manual has been compiled as a guide for dietary treatment in the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Only general instructions are provided because it is emphasized that the success of dietary therapy depends on the daily food supply meeting the individual requirements of the patients. Brief data are provided on the composition of normal, regular and liquid diets, including a liquid diet without milk, cocoa or grape juice. Directions are provided for the general scheme of a soft diet and for high vitamin and high calory diets. Suggestions for therapeutic diets to be used in the treatment of typhoid, cardiac disorders, gastrointestinal conditions and diseases of the liver and gallbladder are also provided. A brief summary of the requirements for a diabetic diet and various low calory and ketogenic diets are given. Suggestions are offered about diets in pregnancy and lactation, the toxemia of pregnancy, in the anemias,

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