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December 15, 1917

The Elements of the Science of Nutrition.

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(24):2064. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590510056028

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Lusk was a pupil of Voit and the Munich school of metabolism. He returned to America with the spirit and principles of thought which made that school great, continuing here to perform productive experimental work. He has trained a corps of younger men along similar lines, and by this book has greatly helped the spread throughout the country of a sound knowledge of the elements of the science of nutrition. The issue of the present war will depend in a large degree on the ability of nations to solve problems of alimentation, to apply and develop further such facts and principles as form the subject matter of this book. It is fortunate that we have a body of men trained in these lines to apply and teach the facts of metabolism and discover new ones as needs arise. The fact that we have them has been due in no small

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