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July 1965

Nutrition in a Nutshell.

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

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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

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