Book Reviews
December 1935

Nutrition Work with Children.

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By Lydia J. Roberts. Price, $4. Pp. 639, with 18 illustrations. Chicago: the University of Chicago Press, 1935.

Am J Dis Child. 1935;50(6):1635. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1935.01970120287026

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Roberts has thoroughly revised this standard work on nutrition. In chapter 3, on the methods of judging nutrition, considerable has been added, particularly the studies of the Children's Bureau; Dublin, Gebhart and Clark's studies, and Lucas and Pryor's work on the width-length index. In the sixth chapter, on the causes of malnutrition, parts have been added on the effect of the depression on nutrition and health, and a summary of the studies on the effects of optimum versus adequate nutrition is given. An entire chapter has been added on the mental effects of malnutrition, and the parts on health agencies and parent education have been greatly expanded.

The first edition of this book was a remarkable work, and the second edition has brought the field of nutrition up to date. This is by far the best work that has appeared on this subject and should be read with profit by

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