This book in everyday language gives a brief account of the more popular aspects of the science of dietetics for the general reader and the professional classes whose work lies in other fields. Chapters are devoted to the nutritional essentials, nutritional disorders, diet and teeth, minerals in nutrition, dietary values of foodstuffs, nutrition, physique and health, and the perfect diet. The extent of malnutrition is stressed. Public consciousness of this fact is a first step toward improved nutrition. The author is thoroughly conversant with his subject; his judgment on the practical significance of scientific nutrition is sound.