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December 30, 1950

Nutrition & Diet Therapy

JAMA. 1950;144(18):1600. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920180064046

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The fact that this book has had so many editions is proof of its great usefulness as a textbook for students in nursing. It also, however, continues to be a helpful reference book for physicians and others who are concerned with the feeding of the sick. Recognition by the medical profession of the importance of diet therapy has increased greatly in the last few years. This is mainly because of the rapid progress being made in the science of nutrition and its practical application. The authors have brought the subject up to date in a brief, concise, well organized and well written text, documented satisfactorily and accompanied by excellently arranged tables giving data on food values, including those for sodium and potassium and for cholesterol, which has recently attracted much attention. Particularly helpful are the sections devoted to the newer knowledge in the field of proteins and amino acids, to

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