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February 4, 1933

Food and Character.

JAMA. 1933;100(5):364. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740050060043

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Some years ago the author of this volume published a book called "The Glands Regulating Personality." It was a largely imaginative work based on certain scientifically established facts. The present volume accumulates a great deal of material relative to foods culled from all sorts of available works and then endeavors to show that character can be modified by varying proteins and other ingredients of the diet. Perhaps the book was meant to be sensational, but it is so hard to read that it is likely to be neglected. This will be not so bad, as there is much in the book that is unestablished. The author concludes that the hope of the world lies in the proper scientific feeding of children and the prevention and correction of ductless gland deficiencies. He even promises rejuvenation and superhealth, a promise which neither this author nor any one else can make good.

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