By L. S. P. Davidson, B.A., M.D., F.R.C.P., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Medicine in the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, and Ian A. Anderson, M.B., Ch.B., Clinical Tutor and Assistant in the Metabolic Wards, the Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen. With Diet Sheets Constructed by Miss Mary E. Thomson, S.R.N., Sister Dietician to the Royal Infirmary. And a foreword by Sir John Boyd Orr, M.D., D.Sc., LL.D., Director, Rowett Institute for Research in Animal Nutrition, Aberdeen. Cloth. Price, $4.25. Pp. 324. New York: Paul B. Hoeber, Inc., 1941.
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In Great Britain as in the United States, nutrition is to the fore. Few physicians endeavor to keep abreast with the mass of dietetics, yet diet has come to occupy so intimate a place in both the causation and treatment of various disorders that the modern physician must realize that a sound knowledge of nutrition is fundamental to a high quality of medical care. Much of the illness which afflicts human populations is directly attributable to dietary deficiencies. Moreover, the general resistance to all types of disease is also influenced by such factors. In this volume the authors have analyzed the general dietary considerations and then present the present status of knowledge in Great Britain on special factors related to specific diseases. In a considerable number of tables and in a large appendix they provide recommendations for the use of the diet in special diseases and also many facts of
A Textbook of Dietetics. JAMA. 1941;117(4):325. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820300089030