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November 2, 1912

The Construction of Dietaries According to the Calorie Values of Foods with Tables and a Scaled Food Map, Specially Prepared.

JAMA. 1912;LIX(18):1649. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270110063036

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The aim of this pamphlet is to give a clear account of the principles of the calorie values of food. The views of Chittenden are fully explained and endorsed by the author. Fisher's method of calculating food values and their diagrammatic representation are explained. The economic relations of food are also considered and a number of tables are given which indicate the composition and food value of various articles of diet. The work seems to be well done, and the pamphlet should be a valuable aid to any one who needs to make calculations, especially in feeding large groups, as in work houses, asylums, etc. An unfortunate typographical error occurs on the first page of the text, by which the word "grain" is substituted for the word "gram." This will, however, occasion no difficulty with intelligent and careful readers.

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