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January 22, 1955

Mayo Clinic Diet Manual

JAMA. 1955;157(4):401. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950210097036

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This complete diet manual has been revised in accordance with new knowledge of nutrition and of disease. It contains over 100 diets designed to meet the needs in practically all the pathological states commonly encountered. The following information is given for each diet: a table of approximate composition, a general description and statement concerning adequacy, a list of foods included and excluded, and sample menus. The material has been carefully and accurately prepared and should serve as a reliable guide to physicians and dietitians. A number of useful tables are included in the appendix, e. g., recommended daily dietary allowances, approximate composition of foods, caloric value of beverages and snack foods, height-weight-age tables, and lists of foods high in certain nutrients. One unfortunate feature is the failure to adopt the diabetic diets and exchange lists developed by the American Diabetic Association, American Dietetic Association, and diabetes branch of the Public

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