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Book Reviews
July 1924

Practical Dietetics

Am J Dis Child. 1924;28(1):121. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1924.04120190124014

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Pattee's Practical Dietetics has long been known as a standard text, and has been a particular favorite for years with hospital dietitians. Its chief interest to the pediatrist lies in its excellent recipes and food tables.

It is the opinion of the reviewer that the sections on "Feeding of Infants and Young Children" should be omitted from books of this character. The author has usually no basis for judgment as to what should and should not be included in such sections, and is inclined to accept, as settled, statements concerning which there is a decided difference of opinion. Certain dietitians have styled themselves nutrition experts, although knowing next to nothing of the processes of digestion, and in the reviewer's opinion textbooks on dietetics should restrict themselves to their proper subject.

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