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This book should be extremely valuable to physicians and dietitians. It is a clear, concise discussion of nutrition supplemented by convenient, practical tables, charts, ample reference lists and bibliographies.
Section I is a clear explanation of metabolism and modern methods of measuring it. There are tables for calculating surface area and basic metabolic rate, and determining the probability of normality.
Section II deals with the fundamentals of nutrition, discussing briefly but adequately the importance of the various foodstuffs, the method of calculating the energy requirement, the normal diet and some very practical suggestions for planning low cost meals. A long
The Fundamentals of Nutrition.. Ann Intern Med. ;17:156–157. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-17-1-156_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;17(1):156-157.
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