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Book Reviews
January 1942

Complete Weight Reducer.

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By C. J. Gerling. Price, $3. Pp. 246. New York. Harvest House, 1941.

Am J Dis Child. 1942;63(1):206-207. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010010207022

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Abstract

This unique reference book contains most if not all of the information needed by a patient for safe and effective reduction of body weight. It is composed in encyclopedic form, with short sections arranged alphabetically for easy reference. There are some hundreds of paragraphs, each discussing a related subject such as "Age and Diet," "Cabinet Baths," "Glandular Extracts," "Metabolism" and "Standards of Weight" (with tables and rules), providing quick access to information concerning almost any phase of the reducing problem.

The contained material is intensely practical. The usual quantitative data regarding food, exercise and endocrine abnormalities are presented in a complete yet useful manner. There are many specific data regarding diet fads, reducing medicines, baths, catharsis and other dangers, all approached from a scientific basis which exposes the fallacies of the many existing fads. Convenient tables of nutritional values, work requirements, liquor composition and others are included.

The scientific attitude

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