Book Reviews
September 1940

Pflanzliche Rohkostdiät.

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By Dr. Ulrich Grünninger and Hanna Gettler. Price, paper, 3.60 marks. Pp. 90, with no illustrations. Stuttgart: Ferdinand Enke, 1939.

Am J Dis Child. 1940;60(3):773. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1940.02000030305029

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The book gives the impression of having been written to order. The first third attempts to prove that a diet exclusively of raw vegetables and fruits is almost physiologic and is a remedy for most of the nutritional ailments of children. In this section are tables of analyses of fruits and vegetables, which if accurate may be serviceable. The main section consists of menus of various combinations of these raw foods, with an indication of the season when each is obtainable and the cost.

As a scientific contribution, the work is valueless. As an index of how Germany is forcing science to do its bidding, the work is enlightening.

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