June 1951

A Study of Intitutional Children with Particular Reference to the Caloric Value as Well as Other Factors of the Dietary.

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By Pauline Beery Mack and Charles Urbach. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, Serial No. 46, Vol. XIII, No. 1, 1948. Price, $2.00. Pp. 93, with 25 figures. Society for Research in Child Development, National Research Council, Washington 25, D. C., 1949.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1951;81(6):871. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1951.02040030885026

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This study represents an exceptionally detailed survey of three groups of institutional children. In all aspects the children in the better fed groups showed demonstrable superiority over those whose diet was inferior. A second study of the group that had the best diet was carried out after the diet was improved further, and progress was demonstrated over the previous status.

The detail and thoroughness of the study are worthy of comment.

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