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Nutrition and Diet Therapy in Gastrointestinal Disease.

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By Floch Martin H.. . 480 pages. Plenum Medical Book Company; , New York and London: , 1981.. $39.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(5):691. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-96-5-691_1
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During the past decade, nutritional therapy has moved from the kitchen to the pharmacy. Surgeons, gastroenterologists, pharmacists, and other health care workers have added nutrition to their area of interest, skill, and hospital privileges. For these practitioners, Floch presents a synthesis of published data and personal preferences. His style is readable and the tables are clear. The attraction of the work is its logical organization and broad coverage. The material ranges from the effects of hypothalamic lesions to the May elimination diet for the diagnosis of allergic disorders.

The first quarter of the book covers the physiology of nutrition, elementary


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