December 1982

Pediatric Disorders of Feeding, Nutrition, and Metabolism

Author Affiliations

Department of Child Health University of Missouri Health Sciences Center Columbia, MO 65212


by Ingeborg Krieger, 409 pp, 21 illus, $29.50, New York, John Wiley & Sons Inc, 1982.

Am J Dis Child. 1982;136(12):1103-1104. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1982.03970480069028

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This book covers a wide range of topics in pediatrics that all relate to nutrition as cause, effect, or as a mode of management. Beginning with nutritional requirements, foodstuffs appropriate for infant feeding, and feeding disorders, Dr Krieger discusses growth failure with and without organic disease. Nutrition, as it relates to the CNS, the immunodefense system, and blood formation, are the subjects of the next two chapters. Specific vitamin and mineral deficiencies are reviewed. Disorders of nutrient excess and the nutritional management of inborn errors of metabolism in the broadest sense, including diabetes and hypoglycemia, round out this book.

This book has been written from a clinical viewpoint with major emphasis on the diagnosis and management of the whole gamut of nutrition-related conditions involved in the practice of pediatrics. There are enough details and suitable references to be of great value to the pediatrician in practice or in training who

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