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January 26, 1946

The Dietary of Health and Disease

JAMA. 1946;130(4):247. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870040063030

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The fourth edition of this textbook on nutrition for nurses includes the most recent scientific contributions in this field, particularly in the rapidly developing work on vitamin and protein nutrition. The author gives sufficient information on each subject to provide the reader with a substantial understanding but does not burden with details. Perhaps for this reason an unusually extensive coverage of the many topics related to preventive and therapeutic nutrition could be made. The style of presentation is on a high scientific level, with discussion supported by facts and figures. The number of recipes given is excessive for a textbook, however. The arrangement of the material may be open to some criticism, since a better separation might have been made under the headings of fundamentals, foods and dietary management of the sick. The information given under all chapters is aimed at being practical. Under discussion of vitamins a commendably clear

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