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July 7, 1945

Special Diet Manual: Diet Lists

JAMA. 1945;128(10):771. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860270073033

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Abstract

This "manual" consists of a large folder, on the leaves of which are printed lists of foods commonly used in the various types of special diets. Included among the diets is one for use in allergy to egg, wheat and milk and others designated salt free, high and low residue and high iron, as well as light, soft and liquid diets. The principles of high vitamin and diabetic diets are given. In another section foods are tabulated according to increasing carbohydrate content. The folder contains a large pad of printed sheets on which are listed a great number of foods with the caloric value of their average servings. It is intended that these sheets be marked by the doctor and given to the patient as a diet list. Their usefulness in this way is questioned because of the time required to search through the lists for the foods desired and

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