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September 21, 1940

Practical Dietetics With Reference to Diet in Health and Disease

JAMA. 1940;115(12):1047. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810380077048

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Abstract

What foods are most effective in increasing hemoglobin? What foods supply potassium? This book answers these and many other questions in its tables, which list foods under such headings in the order of their importance. Indeed, an extensive appendix is composed entirely of tables of food values, including those which are rich in minerals, tables listing foods which are highest in cellulose, highest in cholesterol, foods that will produce flatulence, foods which contain nicotinic acid, foods which are acid forming and foods which contain the various vitamins. Diet therapy is discussed by specialists who go into great detail about the dietetic treatment of diabetes mellitus, arthritis and gout, obesity, emaciation, Addison's disease, tuberculosis, constipation, nephritis, the anemias, heart disease, pregnancy, typhoid and infant feeding. Among the details on the preparation of foods for both the sick and the well person, it is shown how to prepare salads, cook vegetables and

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