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This little book is a lecture delivered by the author on invitation to the Academy of Medicine of Athens, Greece. It is a relatively popular application of part of the thesis of his longer book, The Relation of the Quality of Protein to the Process of Assimilation, published in Basle by Benno Schwabe & Co. in 1938. The book is of primary interest to general physiologists, nutritionists, team physicians and those interested in research in the physiology of exercise. It is of general interest to the sportsman physician. The author has investigated sources, including Gardiner's Greek Athletic Sports and Festivals, for information concerning the type of diet used by the athletes of the ancient Olympic period. He has compared the ancient diet with that of various groups of participants in the 1936 Olympics at Berlin. In view of his observation that the diet consisted primarily of animal and vegetable protein
Die Ernährung der olympischen Kämpfer in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart. JAMA. 1939;112(16):1632. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.1939.02800160096038
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