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April 14, 1945

Industrial Nutrition

JAMA. 1945;127(15):1023. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860150067027

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This little book is one of a series of "industrial commentaries." It touches on the high points of nutrition and attempts to relate them to industrial nutrition. Too much space is devoted in the early part of the book to a loose presentation of the elementary facts of nutrition. The scanty food tables given serve no real purpose. An enumeration of the classes of foods gives a disjointed assemblage of facts, some of which are meaningless and inaccurate. Some recommendations are at variance with those of recognized authorities. From the nutritional standpoint the book is superfluous. Its comments on nutrition as related to industry are based on a limited number of published reports and excerpts from textbooks as well as general observations concerning the methods of food supply in industrial plants. Some of the important points of controversial nature are mentioned but inadequately discussed. Insufficient emphasis is placed on the

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