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August 31, 1912

Modern Theories of Diet and Their Bearing ON Practical Dietetics.

JAMA. 1912;LIX(9):741. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270080423025

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The general scope of this book is best shown in an enumeration of the titles of the chapters: "Theories of Metabolism" (two chapters; seventy-six pages); "Vegetarianism in Theory and Practice;" "Low Protein Theory and Practice;" "Purin-Free or Uric Acid-Free Diet in Theory and Practice;" "Hyperpyremia in Theory and Practice;" "Dietetic Theories Associated with the Mineral Salts;" "Dietetic Theories Associated with Water;" "The Theory and Practice of Efficient Mastication;" "The Curdled Milk Theory and Practice;" "The No-Breakfast Plan in Theory and Practice;" "Raw Food in Theory and Practice;" "Yeast-Free Bread in Theory and Practice;" "Forced Feeding in Theory and Practice;" "Fasting in Theory and Practice;" "Conclusion—the Practice of Moderation." Except for the first two chapters the book can readily be understood by the intelligent lay reader, although it is intended primarily for medical men. The author discusses in a sane and moderate manner the various theories, practices and fads in dietetics

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