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August 1985

Nutrition in Pediatrics: Basic Science and Clinical Application

Author Affiliations

Departments of Family and Community Medicine, Pediatrics, and Nutrition and Food Science University of Arizona Arizona Health Sciences Center Tucson, AZ 85724

Am J Dis Child. 1985;139(8):831. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1985.02140100093041

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Walker and Watkins have compiled and edited a highly useful and comprehensive text on pediatric nutrition. The purpose, as stated in the preface, is to offer a comprehensive review of general concepts of nutrition as they pertain to pediatrics, as well as relevant information on the nutritional management of specific disease states. This lengthy volume includes 48 chapters, each written by authorities on the particular subject, and covers many aspects of pediatric nutrition, from the very basic to the clinically applied. Considering the variety of topics and authors, there is an admirable evenness in style, detail, and integration of the text. Although chapters range from a very basic scientific focus (eg, the chapter on "Digestion and Absorption of Carbohydrates, Protein, and Fat in Infants and Children" by Otakar Koldovsky) to the very clinical (for example, the chapter on "Failure to Thrive" by C. Lawrence Kien), there is in all chapters

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