"Many and serious as are the problems confronting Europe and America at the present time, none is more important than the application of the science of nutrition in the daily life of the people."
These words of E. V. McCollum1 serve to remind one of the importance of the application of the science of nutrition in the daily practice of ophthalmology and otolaryngology. The literature on ophthalmology and otolaryngology is too poor in information concerning nutrition. Yet it is known that the science of nutrition has made marvelous progress in the past few years. On the other hand, I have not seen descriptions of the dietaries of patients encountered in the practice of ophthalmology and otolaryngology, though Sherman2a wrote concerning the average American dietary, and Langstroth3 gave the diet histories of patients with chronic degenerative diseases, while Lewis4 reported that a low intake of protein, fat
MOOSE RM. REVELATIONS OF DETAILED DIET HISTORIES OBTAINED IN THE PRACTICE OF OPHTHALMOLOGY AND OTOLARYNGOLOGY: COMPARISON WITH ACCEPTED DIETARY STANDARDS. Arch Otolaryngol. 1935;21(1):64–70. doi:10.1001/archotol.1935.00640020071007
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