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July 26, 1941

A Textbook of Dietetics

JAMA. 1941;117(4):325. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820300089030

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Abstract

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

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