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September 1937

Dietetics for the Clinician.

Am J Dis Child. 1937;54(3):690. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1937.01980030234015

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Dr. Bridges has compiled an exceedingly valuable work on dietetics not only from the standpoint of a reference book but from that of a stimulating exposition of the science of nutrition.

The chapters on the mechanics, physiology and chemistry of digestion and those on the vitamins show a wealth of up-to-date knowledge and a keen insight into the significance of many isolated discoveries. For reference, chapters on the classification and structure of foods and the distribution of the various substances and vitamins in foods are available.

In part II, the various diseases of adults and diets suitable for each are presented in alphabetical order. Part III is devoted entirely to the feeding of infants and the dietetic management of diseases in children. The appendix is unusually complete.

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