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This book is a welcome addition to the subject of human nutrition. The authors are authorities whose backgrounds provide the broad prospective represented by the subjects included in the book. The volume is divided into six parts dealing with physiology, food, primary nutritional diseases, nutritional aspects and dietetic treatment of general diseases, public health, and diet and physiological stress. Despite the scope, the authors have succeeded admirably in selecting critical material for presentation, and they have condensed it into an orderly and readable discussion. In addition to the usual subjects which one might expect in a book of this title, they have considered a number of pertinent topics, including appetite and satiety, alcohol, the use of food tablets, beverages, herbs and spices, new and improved foods, food poisons (infective agents, chemical agents, natural poisons), diet and general disease, nutrition in malignant disease, athletics, effects of climate, diets for expeditions, and
Darby WJ. Human Nutrition and Dietetics. JAMA. 1960;173(3):321. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020210101025
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