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June 15, 1935

Nutrition and Physical Fitness

JAMA. 1935;104(24):2206-2207. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760240066030

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This useful and thoroughly practical book now appears with revisions and amplifications particularly on the subject of vitamins. The dominant trend in the book is still maintained. It is the author's purpose to show mainly how nutritional knowledge may be used intelligently in everyday life for the building of positive health. The book is well balanced and written in a simple and direct manner. The author has anticipated the reader's desire not only for theoretical information concerning nutrition but also for practical data concerning foods and their methods of preparation. The text is divided into five parts, the first three being concerned with the fundamentals. The first part deals with qualitative aspects of the diet, next how this should be supplied in terms of calories and percentage composition and, concluding this section, a discussion of how this is made available to the body cells. The last two sections are practical

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