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September 30, 1950

The Vitamins in Medical Practice

JAMA. 1950;144(5):432. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920050072033

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This volume is an excellent monograph for reference purposes for the medical practitioner who hopes to keep up-to-date in the field of nutrition. It cannot be considered adequate for the investigator in the field of nutrition, despite the fact that it is full of accurate, dependable information and is well documented. In physical form the book is attractively and well printed. It contains no illustrations, which, considering the poor quality of most color photographs in medical texts, is probably not a serious shortcoming. Unquestionably, color photographs of high quality showing clinical nutritional deficiency states contribute immeasurably to the value of any book in this general field.

It is perhaps regrettable in a minor way that the other aspects of nutrition could not also be adequately covered, since mineral, protein, carbohydrate and fat nutrition are so integrated with that of the vitamins that the discussion must necessarily be cut short in

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