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May 9, 1931

Dietetics and Nutrition.

JAMA. 1931;96(19):1645. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720450087033

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The importance of the diet in the management of various disorders has received much stress in recent years. In fact, there has been a tendency to suggest dietary treatment for some conditions in which it has but little influence. Nevertheless, there is a growing need for instruction of nurses, physicians and teachers in dietary problems. Therapeutic diets may be more easily constructed by one who has a knowledge of the fundamentals of a normal diet. In this book there are presented in a clear and simple manner information concerning dietetics and nutrition that has been collected from many sources. The usual procedure in such books is followed, with a discussion of the essentials for a normal diet and the foods that supply them and then a statement of facts concerning nutrition and metabolism. There are chapters on the feeding of infants and children, food requirements of old age, pregnancy and

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