J. F. BROCK, D.M., F.R.C.P., F.A.C.P.
The middle of the twentieth century saw one of those peculiar "conjunctions" between the fields of pure nutritional science and of applied nutritional policy which Mr. Punch would have called "another glimpse of the obvious." But it only became "obvious" after the event. In spite of much accumulation of knowledge of protein chemistry and of the role of nitrogen and amino acids in experimental and applied animal nutrition, the message was somehow lost in its application to human health and welfare. The reason for this was probably dazzlement by the remarkable scientific advances in knowledge of vitamins. As a result,
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BROCK JF. Dietary Protein Deficiency: Its Influence on Body Structure and Function. Ann Intern Med. 1966;65:877–899. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-65-5-877
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