October 1933

Diet in Sinus Infections and Colds.

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By Egon V. Ullmann. Price, $2. Pp. 116. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1933.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1933;52(4):648. doi:10.1001/archinte.1933.00160040154013

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This book, which is prepared apparently for the layman, judging from the elementary language in which it is written, has to do with the implied importance of diet in the prevention and treatment of sinus infections and colds, predicating at first the dietetic treatment of these conditions on the work that has been done in the past in regard to the lack of resistance to infection in the absence of certain vitamins in the diet. The author, however, uses these known facts to slight extent, and bases his concept of the treatment of sinus infection largely on a so-called diet from which salt has been withdrawn. The reviewer knows of no scientific evidence to show that acidosis is responsible for infection or that increasing the body calcium and decreasing the chloride will affect infections of the nature of colds and sinus disorders. The book falls into the category of fadism,

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