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August 1956

Physiology and Pathology of Infant Nutrition.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1956;92(2):218. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1956.02060030212027

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This volume was translated from the German edition published in Switzerland. The authors are distinguished pediatricians in Tel Aviv, Israel, and in Afulah, Israel, respectively.

The book is intended as a "guide for the practicing physician and for the student." As such it is unnecessarily long compared to similar material which is well presented in current American texts. For the specialist in this field, the book is of value because it presents interesting experiences and attitudes of these leaders who formerly represented European and now represent Israeli thinking in this field. The book would be more useful if a bibliography were included and the index were more complete.

The translation carries some expressions which will appear strange to the English reader. "Eutrophy" a term for "normal" state of nutrition, was recently discussed in an editorial in the American Journal of Nutrition. Although Shigella and Salmonella infections, megacolon, pyloric stenosis, and

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