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During the past decade, impressive progress has been made in the field of nutritional replacement or nutritional support therapy. This is reflected by a marked increase in the use of both parenteral and enteral nutrition in the hospitalized patient and its extension to some ambulatory patients at home. For some unexplained reason, internists have shunned from involving themselves in nutritional support. That is unfortunate because nutrition may play a significant role in disease and recovery, an area where internists have traditionally been strong; even otherwise, nutritional therapy, such as parenteral nutrition, does require support from multiple sources. There are several books available on nutritional therapy, the majority of them being written by surgeons, and the latest one to appear—Hyperalimentation: A Guide for Clinicians, edited by Mitchell Kaminski, MD—is no exception. It is a relatively large book (approximately 700 pages divided into 26 chapters) written by 42 contributors, some of
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