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Nutritional Support of Medical Practice.

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Second edition. Edited by Schneider Howard A., Anderson Carl E., Coursin David B.. . 702 pages. Harper & Row; , Publishers, Philadelphia, London, and Mexico City: , 1983.. $37.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(6):888. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-99-6-888_1
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If you want to know all there is to know about nutrition, this is your book: complete; trustworthy (written by 49 experts); and for a large book with many charts and tables, moderately priced. Like that in most multiauthored books, the writing is uneven, repetitious, and redundant; nevertheless, most of the sections are interesting and a 21-page index makes it easy to relate things that are, by the nature of the book, scattered. A problem I have, however, is the same problem (or prejudice) I have long had with the subject of medical nutrition. During my years of teaching bedside


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