Nutrition and Medical Practice

  • Lewis A. Barness
  • Yank D. CobleJr.
  • Donald Ian MacDonald
  • George Christakis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Lewis A. Barness
    Pages 1-2
  3. George Christakis
    Pages 3-17
  4. Anthony G. Kafatos
    Pages 18-29
  5. Charles S. Mahan
    Pages 30-41
  6. Edward M. Copeland III
    Pages 42-52
  7. Debra L. Ponder, Heidi Van Slyke
    Pages 53-76
  8. Mitchell V. Kaminski Jr., Robert P. Ruggiero, Christopher B. Mills
    Pages 77-88
  9. Ben J. Dolin, H. Worth Boyce Jr.
    Pages 89-100
  10. Ralph T. Guild, James J. Cerda
    Pages 101-117
  11. Thomas E. Grow
    Pages 118-131
  12. John I. Malone
    Pages 132-137
  13. Alfred E. Harper
    Pages 144-153
  14. Myron Brin, Daphne Roe
    Pages 154-165
  15. Penelope S. Easton
    Pages 166-174
  16. Anthony G. Kafatos, George Christakis
    Pages 182-199
  17. Lewis A. Barness
    Pages 200-211

About this book


All forms of life require food materials in certain minimum amounts to insure an active life and successful reproduction. Nutrition is concerned with what these materials are, how they function, what effects they have when absent and what happens to them when ingested. During the past two centuries such nutritional disorders as scurvy, beriberi, rickets and pellagra have been discovered, successfully treated and eradicated by physicians in developed countries. In this century, such noted researchers as Rose, Meyerhof and Krebs have contributed enormously to the field of nutrition. Currently, research is evolving new concepts and facts so rapidly that the average practitioner can hardly keep current, even in his own field of medicine. Bona fide research by universities and governmental agen­ cies has produced voluminous information, much of which seems contra­ dictory and therefore tends to confuse the general public, particularly in the area of potential carcinogens. This confusion has prompted consumer groups, politicians, and social welfarists to bring pressures and demands on medical schools and prac­ titioners of medicine to increase their knowledge and concern in the field of nutrition. Taking advantage of and adding to this confusion are the health food faddists and cultists, some only for monetary gain and others with a real religious zeal.



Editors and affiliations

  • Lewis A. Barness
    • 1
  • Yank D. CobleJr.
    • 2
  • Donald Ian MacDonald
    • 3
  • George Christakis
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsUniversity of South Florida College of MedicineTampaUSA
  2. 2.JacksonvilleUSA
  3. 3.ClearwaterUSA
  4. 4.Nutrition Division, Department of Epidemiology and Public HealthUniversity of Miami School of MedicineMiamiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-6697-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6695-9
  • About this book
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