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Here is a practical guide that should interest all those concerned with the feeding of hospitalized patients. The subject is pertinent and worthy of special attention if patients are to benefit by the application of the science of foods and nutrition. Prepared and revised by a group representing several clinical departments and the Nutrition Committee of Johns Hopkins Hospital, this manual is a concise, authoritative presentation of the routine dietary procedures as practiced in that institution. The material is presented in digest form. It demonstrates clearly how so-called special diets are, for the most part, modifications of the normal diet. Attention is given to many special diets and diet modifications, as for example the diet in pregnancy and in lactation, which incidentally seems to be in need of greater emphasis with a view to improving the health of the mother and the possibility of decreasing the death rate in the
Manual of Applied Nutrition, The Johns Hopkins Hospital. JAMA. 1947;134(2):216. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880190104036