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January 22, 1938

Nutrition. Final Report of the Mixed Committee of the League of Nations on the Relation of Nutrition to Health, Agriculture and Economic Policy

JAMA. 1938;110(4):311. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790040065031

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Abstract

The Mixed Committee on the Problem of Nutrition of the League of Nations was set up under a resolution of the Sixteenth Assembly in 1935 to study both the health and the economic aspects of nutrition. It includes agricultural, economic and health phases as well as reports of the Advisory Committee on Social Questions, the International Labour Organization and the International Institute of Agriculture. The members of the committee have been well chosen and include three Americans: Prof. E. V. McCollum, Prof. E. G. Nourse and Dr. Faith Williams. The results of the work of this committee, as evidenced in this final report, is a monument to international cooperation in health fields. The report reviews briefly the last century of progress in nutrition and public health, concluding that the movement toward better nutrition has made considerable progress but has not yet gone far enough. The subject is considered from the

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