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background of caring for newborn in- physicians as well as their patients will
fants. Frequent mention of recent ad- find discussions of meal patterns and
vances in neonatalogy is made, and there sample menus in line with current nutri-
are over 30 fine photographs of infant tion practice.
pathology. There are no inaccuracies The third section is "Practical Appli-
or serious omissions in this text; how- cations of Nutrition Elementary Food
ever, a parochial criticism might be Study." Food groups are described in
the use of the British proprietary names 12 chapters. Recipes and recipe index
for drugs. are printed on yellow paper-another
The objective of this book seems to excellent device for easy reference.
be typified by the refernce to choanal The Appendix includes the newest
atresia as "a condition worth remember- data on food values. Nutritive Value
ing." This book does serve as a ready, of Foods, Home and Garden Bulletin
practical guide through the newborn No. 72, has been reproduced in toto.
period. EARL SIEGEL Food exchange lists and the sodium
and potassium content of foods will be
welcomed by professional and lay groups.
(12th ed.)-By Fairfax T. Proudfit and
Corinne H. Robinson. New York, N. Y.:
Macmillan (60 Fifth Ave.), 1961. 858 pp. PROGRESS IN MEETING PROTEIN NEEDS
DREN-Proceedings of an International Con-
The new title of this excellent time- ference, Washington, D. C., August 21-24,
honored text emphasizes increasing ap- 1960, under the auspices of the Commiltee
on Protein Malnutrition, Food and Nutrition
preciation of the role of nutrition to Board, and the Nutrition Study Section,
well-being of people. The author states National Institutes of Health. Washington,
"this edition is written primarily for D. C.: National Academy of Sciences, Na-
nursing and dietetic students to help tional Research Council (2101 Constitution
them better understand their role in Ave.), 1961. 569 pp. Price, $5.
promoting health through good nutri- This volume records the results of a
tion." Professional nurses, dietitians, world-wide research program for devel-
and physicians, also, will find this 12th opment of protein products suitable for
edition a valued up-to-date reference. infants and children from indigenous
Material is presented in three sections, resources such as cotton seed, soybeans,
each well illustrated with photographs peanuts, and sesame in those countries
and charts. Units are clearly marked where protein deficiency is most preva-
and easily followed. lent. This research program has been
Normal nutrition is discussed under conducted by the Committee on Protein
five units, divided into 22 chapters. Malnutrition, with funds provided by
New chapters include "Dietary Guides the Rockefeller Foundation in coopera-
and Their Uses," "Factors Influencing tion with UNICEF, FAO, and WHO.
Food Habits and Their Modification," In August, 1960, 33 participants in
and "Nutrition in the Community." the research from 18 foreign countries
Printing of the four food groups and joined with 42 researchers from the
recommended dietary allowances on the United States in a four-day conference
front and back hard-cover pages makes to review the results of the program,
these basic data always easily accessible. to survey the areas of greatest need
The enlarging field of therapeutic for further research, and to evaluate the
nutrition is arranged in six separate status of knowledge in protein nutrition.
units under 18 chapters. Nurses and In addition to the research reports on

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