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October 30, 1926

Précis de diététique et des maladies de la nutrition chez l'enfant et chez l'adulte.

JAMA. 1926;87(18):1502. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680180074037

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The author's didactic experience has demonstrated the advisability of presenting dietetics in connection with a study of nutritional disturbances: alimentary, metabolic, endocrine. These he takes up briefly but systematically, including dietetics for the infant as well as the adult, after a preliminary part on dietetics in general. A course, such as outlined in this book, is something much to be desired in the medical schools in this county, in most of which dietetics is not taught in a systematic manner. There is not even provision made for it in most of the medical curriculums. Perhaps, if a study of general dietetics could be made an essential part of the course on nutritional diseases, this defect might be remedied.

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