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January 9, 1943

Eat What You Want! A Sensible Guide to Good Health Through Good Eating

JAMA. 1943;121(2):160. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840020068035

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This is an unusually readable book on diet containing thoroughly sound information packed, without appearing crowded, into a comparatively small number of pages. There are a number of tables, including one on food values and another on the number of calories used per hour under various types of activity. There is a satisfying chapter on vitamins. The book explodes many dietary superstitions and advertising ballyhoo. A number of actual menus either for home or for restaurant choice are included. All these features and others make this book especially useful for the reader who is not particularly trained in nutrition. The final chapter, "If you carry your lunch," seems especially timely.

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