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This volume follows the usual routine of dietetic textbooks, proceeding from a review of normal digestion, food requirements and food classifications through the dietetic therapy of disease, infant feeding and diseases of childhood to a comprehensive appendix of recipes and statistical tables. The majority of the chapters have been compiled by the author, others having been left in the hands of his colleagues who are specialists in various fields. While the pathologic and dietetic aspects of the subjects are well handled, the book excels in its purpose as a thorough reference work. It is liberally filled with practical diet outlines, food tables and recipes, particularly helpful to the practitioner who, unfortunately, is frequently expected to be both menu designer and ready reference cookbook for his patients. In fact, one does not encounter in one volume as complete a list of food tables as is found here. Attention may be called
Dietetics for the Clinician. JAMA. 1933;101(20):1587. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740450061036
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