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The proceedings of a conference held at the Quartermaster Research and Engineering Center, Natick, Mass., January 22-23, 1959 compresses into 300 pages a comprehensive and critical survey of all the methods that have been used to measure the composition of the human body.
There are sections of somatometric, volumetric, and biochemical approaches to the problem of body composition. The unique value of this book is that it brings together the findings and opinions of the leaders in the various disciplines whose interests converge in the subject of body composition. A section on interrelations and comparisons is valuable in showing how the various approaches differ and how they may be put to practical use in measuring adiposity, muscularity, and in applying the concept of lean body mass as a metabolic reference standard. The last section is an epilogue by Josef Brožek in which the literature from the time of the conference
Grossman MI. Techniques for Measuring Body Composition: Proceedings of a Conference, Quartermaster Research and Engineering Center, Natick, Mass., January 22-23, 1959. JAMA. 1962;181(8):734. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050340072023
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