December 1931

Nutrition and Diet in Health and Disease.

Author Affiliations

By James S. McLester. Second edition. Price, $8.50. Pp. 891. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1931.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1931;48(6):1242. doi:10.1001/archinte.1931.00150070180019

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


This comprehensive study by McLester includes nutritional requirements for normal adults and children as well as diet in disease.

The chapter on the normal diet emphasizes the fundamental considerations by which one must be governed for the proper selection of food. Man's dietary needs are outlined in a base ration as suggested by E. V. McCollum.

Infant feeding is discussed in a special chapter by Dr. McKim Marriott of Washington University, St. Louis. The feeding of surgical patients is outlined by Dr. Barney Brooke of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.

For the chapters on nutrition in disease, the literature of recent years has been gleaned for therapeutic and experimental diets. These are reprinted in full or in part, with comments.

This compilation of diets in disease is a great time-saver for the nutrition worker, and the extensive bibliographies are valuable.

Menus and recipes are reprinted, which are helpful to use as

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview