Considerable attention, including that of a congressional committee, has been focused on the contribution that nutrition makes to health and disease, and physicians' lack of training and knowledge about nutrition has been publicly deplored. This book deals with nutrition from many points of view—advice for patients; nutrition in pregnancy; nutrition for the young, the old, the obese, the diabetic, the alcoholic, and the cardiac patient; and many more. It is authoritative and complete and will be a handy reference source for any physician who encounters nutritional problems.
A number of special diets are given in considerable detail, and a number of useful tables collect information that is clinically important to physicians planning diet therapy. One chapter deals with a topic of current interest—total parenteral nutrition. The book is well indexed, and most chapters end with a list of suggested readings. Although it is bound in a soft cover and printed