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This small volume is not intended to be a comprehensive work on nutrition. It is rather a critical analysis of a few phases of this subject, from a chiefly practical standpoint, and in a general rather than detailed manner. The material presented includes several chapters on the influence of diet on the acid-base balance and the mineral metabolism in man. One chapter is devoted to the place of uncooked foods in the dietary, and another to miscellaneous subjects such as adequate protein intake, the use of rye bread, coffee and substitutes for it, and vitamins. The author considers these subjects from two distinct standpoints: first, the national or racial dietary and, second, the therapeutic diet. The practical bearing of his discussion of the national dietary is, like his bibliography, almost entirely German. His observations on therapeutic diets have a much wider application. The author points out the influence of modern
Alte und neuzeitliche Ernährungsfragen unter Mitberücksichtigung wirtschaftlicher Gesichtspunkte.. JAMA. 1932;98(12):1024. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730380092043