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July 22, 1916


JAMA. 1916;LXVII(4):286-287. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02590040040011

It cannot fail to be gratifying to Americans who are interested in the development and progress of the medical sciences to note the superior character as well as the increasing volume of the contributions that are being made from the laboratories of this country. In no field is the excellence and importance of this current scientific research more evident than in the domain of the study of nutrition. There was a time when the problems of metabolism were somewhat neglected for the pursuit of curative drugs or therapeutic serums. Today, however, we can point to substantial contributions to the theories of nutrition and to the knowledge of significant features of food and diet which are fundamental factors in the performance of the body in health or disease.

Prominent among the institutions which deserve credit for their contributions to the science of nutrition is the Russell Sage Institute of Pathology in

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