GEORGE R. MINOT, M.D., S.D., F.R.C.P. (Edin. and Lond.), F.A.C.P.
Nutrition is the process of using substances derived from food for growth and for maintaining the integrity of the living organism. It consists, as McCarrison1 has stated, in the taking into the body proper and in the assimilation there of materials with which the tissues of the body are built up, their waste repaired and their deterioration prevented. The materials affecting the function of nutrition are oxygen, water, protein derivatives, fats, carbohydrates, mineral elements, and vitamins, among which may be included material effective in pernicious anemia. Nutritional deficiency may arise from insufficient energy production as a result of an inadequate
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MINOT GR. NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCY(NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCY*). Ann Intern Med. 1938;12:429–442. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-4-429
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;12(4):429-442.
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