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September 12, 1936

The Normal Diet and Healthful Living

JAMA. 1936;107(11):903. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770370067032

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Several years ago Dr. Sansum published a little book called "The Normal Diet," which proved to be one of the most successful of the popular treatises on the subject. It was succinct, sensible and understandable. That brochure has been expanded into the present volume and the same characteristics have been preserved. Most of the emphasis is placed on diet and its manipulation in the management of disorders of nutrition and the correlated functions of digestion and elimination—subjects in which Dr. Sansum has been interested and in the treatment of which his success is well known. Chapters on allergy, underweight and overweight, the care of the teeth and bacterial infection are new, as well as a chapter on a survey of methods of treatment which rapidly reviews the "many forms of treatment which have found acceptance in the practice of scientific medicine. The authors review these briefly in the hope that

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