Book Reviews
October 1940

Chemical Composition of Foods.

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By R. A. McCance and E. M. Widdowson. Price, 4 shillings. Pp. 150, with no illustrations. London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1940.

Am J Dis Child. 1940;60(4):1010. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1940.02000040229036

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This book contains extensive tables giving the chemical composition of various foods, both raw and cooked, estimated in grams and ounces. It also has tables on the "available" phosphorus and "available" iron in foods. Altogether a useful reference manual, it has, in addition, some recipes for the preparation of common foods.

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