By Joseph Gillman. D.Sc., M.B., B.Ch., and Theodore Gillman, M.Sc., M.B., B.Ch. Price, $18. Pp. 608, with 260 illustrations. Grune & Stratton, Inc., 381 4th Ave., New York 16, 1951.
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This is an interesting and timely book. Its authors live and work in South Africa and clearly have had opportunity to observe malnutrition in that part of the world and to compare its manifestations in native Africans with its effects on Europeans who have moved there.
Chief emphasis is placed on pellagra, but other states of malnutrition are considered, especially nutritional edema. The entire subject of malnutrition is discussed well and intelligently, for example, its effect on the alimentary tract, on the liver and pancreas, on bones, on the endocrine glands, and on the nervous system.
The volume is profusely illustrated with charts, diagrams, and well-reproduced photographs. A comprehensive bibliography is appended, so that almost every significant contribution to the knowledge of malnutrition is woven into the text.
It is a long, complete book, and in order to save bulk, presumably, a two-column format has been utilized. On the whole,
Perspectives in Human Malnutrition.. AMA Arch Intern Med. 1951;88(3):413. doi:10.1001/archinte.1951.03810090144021