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August 28, 1937

Les régimes chez l'enfant

JAMA. 1937;109(9):735. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780350103028

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The book is divided into three main parts. The first part deals with general physiologic aspects of nutrition and with the phases more closely associated with the nutrition of children. In this part the importance of certain amino acids for life, maintenance and growth is given due consideration. Methionine, it may be mentioned, should be included among the important sulfur-containing amino acids, and glutathione is given as a dipeptide instead of as a tripeptide. An excellent feature of the book is the discussion of the vitamins. In the chapter on minerals, magnesium, with its specific rôle in the production of lactic acid under certain conditions, may perhaps deserve a little more attention. Another praiseworthy section is the one devoted to the interrelation of various nutritional elements—proteins, fats and carbohydrates, as well as salts, vitamins and water.

The second main part concerns the dietary management of the normal and the sick

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