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November 7, 1942

A Well Balanced Diet in Pregnancy

JAMA. 1942;120(10):778. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830450050020

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In the item in the London Letter of August 21 entitled "A Well Balanced Diet in Pregnancy" (The Journal, October 3, p. 385) the second paragraph should have concluded "In 1,530 primigravidas who received the supplementary diet the toxemia percentage was 5.4; in those who did not it was 7.4. The result was striking and indicated a protection by the supplementary diet of almost 30 per cent." The incorrect percentages used in The Journal article appeared in the original abstract received from the London correspondent.

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