September 1970

World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics, vol 2.

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Edited by Geoffrey H Bourne MD. Price, not given. Pp 282, with 29 figures and 58 tables. S Karger AG, Arnold-Bocklin Strasse 25, 4000, Basel, Switzerland, 1969.

Arch Intern Med. 1970;126(3):535-536. doi:10.1001/archinte.1970.00310090165044

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Each volume of World Nutrition and Dietetics is a compilation of papers on timely topics by authors representing a cross section of specialists in nutrition and related sciences. Although the volume is published in English, for many contributors English is a second language. Thus the differences in quality of writing dependent on a varied authorship are accentuated. The 11th volume is no exception although all of the papers present a wealth of factual material.

"Food and Population" by Bennett is a statement of the problems of feeding the world's population which should be required reading for any student not only of nutrition and agriculture, but of medicine, family planning, economics, and other social sciences. In less than 16 printed pages, Bennett details the tremendous scope of the problem as well as the difficulties which develop when members of one scientific discipline attempt to solve one aspect of the problem without

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