July 1965

Nutrition in a Nutshell.

Author Affiliations

By Roger J. Williams. Price, $0.95, paperback. Pp 171, with 3 illustrations. Doubleday & Co., Inc., 501 Franklin Ave, Garden City, NY 11531, 1962.

Arch Intern Med. 1965;116(1):152-153. doi:10.1001/archinte.1965.03870010154025

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


The issuing of this stimulating book in paperback form occurred some time ago, but it is a welcome addition to what must seem to the casual observer to be an overwhelming abundance of information about nutrition. Unhappily there is an equal abundance or perhaps a greater abundance of misinformation. With negligible exceptions, Roger Williams' book presents good sound conservative information. The few places where one might make a mild criticism are in the field of detailed clinical applications in which the author's wide ranging background of biochemical knowledge does not give him personal experience.

The copy I have displays on the cover a statement to the effect that the author is "the foremost authority on the science of nutrition." To this he registered a disclaimer on a printed card pointing out that the bombastic blurbwriter had marched on without his authorization. The publishers, however, feel that the statement may be

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