August 1943

A Guide to Practical Nutrition.

Author Affiliations

Edited by Michael G. Wohl, M.D., and John H. Willard, M.D., for the Committee on Nutrition and Deficiency Diseases. Price, not given. Pp. 98. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Medical Society, 1943.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1943;72(2):300. doi:10.1001/archinte.1943.00210080156012

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These brief articles summarize well current views on nutrition. They are pleasantly written by men who know the subject, some of national reputation. One wonders, however, whether there is really need for so many books on food and vitamins. The subject has been publicized from every possible quarter; lay and professional literature is readily available. There are ponderous treatises, as well as the kindergarten type of syllabus for the ordinary citizen, who (it is presumed) needs a childish approach.

It would seem reasonable in times like these, when economy is important, that additional books on nutrition should contribute something really new. This is hardly the case with the present compendium.

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