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September 1, 1945

Food for the World

JAMA. 1945;129(1):96. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860350098030

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This book is not one person's views but a compilation of essays by twenty-two qualified authors followed by discussions. The material was presented at the twentieth institute of the Harris Foundation of the University of Chicago.

The six parts of the book are devoted to the food movement, population, nutrition, food supplies, international relations and consequences and policy. The arrangement is logical, and the general index is a further aid to the interested reader to find what he wants in this broad field. Even in countries that have an abundance of food, the diets of large sections of the population for the most part run counter to the knowledge and experience of present day advances in nutrition science and medical science. The war, with its extensive destruction of agricultural areas, farm equipment and transportation, and dislocation of millions of people made peacetime unsatisfactory conditions even worse.

As far back as

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