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February 16, 1935

Nutrition and Disease: The Interaction of Clinical and Experimental Work

JAMA. 1935;104(7):588-589. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760070070030

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This book presents the substance of a series of lectures delivered before the Royal College of Physicians in June 1933. It describes some of the problems that the author investigated while holding the combined laboratory and clinical post of professor of pharmacology, University of Sheffield, and consulting physician of the Royal Infirmary, Sheffield, England. The lectures attempt particularly to point out how the combined experiences of the laboratory and the ward or clinic interact in furthering medical science. With this end in view, the author shows how observations of disease in human patients have stimulated research on animals, and how these laboratory observations have in turn been carried back to the ward for testing on human subjects. It is only through such mutual interaction, he believes, that the problem of nutrition in relation to disease can be solved.

Five main topics are covered in the lectures: (1) rickets, (2) dental

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