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September 14, 1929

Eat, Drink and Be Slender.

JAMA. 1929;93(11):871. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02710110057043

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The man or woman who is really serious about reducing can find innumerable books of advice. The present book is full of snappy essays on diet and the degenerative diseases and leans heavily on the subject of weight as its central theme. There are good menus and a reliable table of 100 calory portions of various foods. Dr. Lieb does what he can to oppose quackery and faddism in the weight reduction field, but the fat lady who loves to eat has also an abundant mass of credulity and is ready to try anything once.

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