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Nutrition in Health and Disease

JAMA. 1948;137(5):493. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890390071030.
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This textbook for nurses and valuable reference book for dietitians and home makers with training in home economics has been rewritten by a group of authorities with a view to offering a valuable and reliable aid in the teaching of nutrition and diet for both sick and well patients. Emphasized is the fact that therapeutic diets are normal diets modified to suit special needs. The use of a basic dietary pattern is recommended in all instances in order to insure the nutritional adequacy of all diets, even those restricted because of special diseases. Because therapeutic diets are valueless unless eaten, the authors call attention to factors which help to induce the patient to eat; they emphasize that the patient is a person and must be treated and fed as such. The style is simple and direct. The book is divided into four sections of approximately equal length which deal with

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