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October 1940

Newer Nutrition in Pediatric Practice.

Am J Dis Child. 1940;60(4):1007. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1940.02000040226025

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The author states in the preface to this book that its purpose is "to incorporate proved nutritional knowledge into the entire field of clinical pediatrics for the dual purpose of buoyant positive health and effective nutritional therapy."

The first part deals with nutritional physiology and contains data on maintenance, the metabolism of food stuffs, the vitamins and salts and digestion and absorption. The second section is concerned with the nutrition and the food requirements of the newborn baby, the infant and the child. The final section takes up nutrition in various diseases, including digestive, deficiency, metabolic, allergic and infectious disorders and regional diseases.

Such a bare outline of the salient topics does not by any means give the full scope of this book. An immense amount of work must have been necessary to write this book. Subjects are discussed in the most complete detail, and it is surprisingly up-to-date, a

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