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March 7, 1936

Diet Manual, St. Mary's Hospital

JAMA. 1936;106(10):877. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770100125039

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Abstract

This edition, revised by Sister Mary Victor, constitutes a well organized outline of present-day diet therapy and is useful both to the doctor and to the dietitian. The organization of material has as its central idea the "optimum diet," with the therapeutic diet as a modification that still supplies all the nutritional essentials. Diet therapies for adults and those for children are treated in separate sections. The author has divided her material according to the conditions of disease which require treatment by diet. She outlines the general principles underlying the choice of food for each condition and lists the foods that may be used. A menu outline indicates how the average nutritive requirements may be satisfied with the foods allowed. Recipes for dishes suitable for diabetic diets are particularly helpful to the doctor or the dietitian who is looking for some ways to add variety to an otherwise rigid regimen.

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