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May 7, 1932


JAMA. 1932;98(19):1672-1673. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730450066028

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The State Nutrition Institutes  Since 1929 several institutes for nutrition were founded in the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics in order to work out a scientific basis for problems of nutrition. Prof. Leo A. Cherkess, the Ukrainian expert in questions of alimentation, was the initiator of this scientific research work. The First Scientific Nutrition Institute of the Ukrainian S. S. R. Commissariat of Public Health was opened in Odessa in 1929, and Professor Cherkess was placed at its head. Later similar establishments were founded in Kharkof, Moscow and Rostovon-Don, and at present nutrition institutes are being organized in Kiev, Voronezh and Leningrad.The Odessa institute has the following departments: (1) the experimental department for studying questions of physiology, pathology, biochemistry and pathologic anatomy of nutrition; (2) the sanitary-hygienic department with sections of: (a) nutritive chemistry, (b) sanitation, and (c) legislation; (3) the department of social hygiene, which is studying planned

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