Book Reviews
April 1927


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By LYDIA J. ROBERTS, Assistant Professor of Home Economics, The University of Chicago. First edition. Cloth. Price, $3.50. Pp. 394 with fourteen illustrations. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1927.

Am J Dis Child. 1927;33(4):700. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1927.04130160152013

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The purpose of this book is to present the problem of malnutrition as it affects childhood, together with practical methods for its eradication.

Probably nutrition has received as much attention in recent years as any other subject, but unfortunately this material is scattered through many magazines, journals and bulletins. In the opening chapters, all the material is brought together in one comprehensive survey. This deals with studies in height and weight, methods of judging nutrition, causes, effects, prevention and treatment of malnutrition. Numerous charts and graphic diagrams accompany the various studies, which are systematically treated.

The chapters on nutrition in the school and preschool child contain the method and results of prominent workers, as well as Professor Roberts' own work. One wishes that Professor Roberts had not been so modest in the description of her own results, for her methods are intensely interesting and the reader wishes for more about

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