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January 12, 1901

Food and the Principles of Dietetics.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(2):123. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470020051031

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This volume contains a course of lectures to the students of the London Hospital, recast for publication with a considerable amount of additional matter. It is an excellent manual of dietetics in a form that ought to render it one of the most popular text-books on its subject in our language. Although it is written somewhat from the English rather than the American standpoint, this is not a defect, as the differences that would exist in a purely American work would be slight. The author acknowledges his indebtedness to the American school of investigators in this department, more especially to Prof. Atwater and his colleagues, who have done as much as other recent investigators in any part of the world to advance the science of dietetics. The style of the work is taking, and it is certainly easy reading, which is an advantage; we can safely say that the volume

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