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September 18, 1937


JAMA. 1937;109(12):981. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780380065032

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The aim of this book is to emphasize the importance of the nutrition therapy of wounds, and especially of local vitamin therapy by means of cod liver oil, which was introduced by the author over six years ago as a result of his twenty year study of the systemic reaction of the body to wound metabolism. In tabular form the author shows that many therapeutic diets are greatly deficient in the minimal vitamin requirement, particularly of B and of C. This is especially true for the peptic ulcer diet, various dyspepsia diets, the Karell diet and the ketogenic diet. As healing and defense against infection demand an increased supply of vitamins, it is probable, the author believes, that the vitamin deficiency of these diets must be corrected to secure optimal therapeutic results. To remedy this defect he adds yeast to milk in his clinic and employs a diet rich in

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