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October 2, 1937

Pediatric Dietetics

JAMA. 1937;109(14):1148. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780400064024

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While much has been written on infant feeding in concise handbooks and as a part of general textbooks on pediatrics, few books have presented the subject of pediatric dietetics separately in one volume. This book presents that material in a lucid and modern fashion. The volume is organized along three major divisions. In the first part of the book the author epitomizes the mechanics and chemistry of digestion during infancy and childhood, the various forms and types of food, their distribution, qualitative and quantitative compositions and how they are employed in the dietetic management of the infant and child. The rôles of vitamins and minerals in metabolism are also concisely summarized. The second part of the book is concerned with infant feeding, both maternal and artificial. The third section considers the diet of infants and children in various diseases. Many specialists in their respective fields have collaborated with the author

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