In this excellent compendium Dr. Barborka seems to have reduced to its simplest terms the subject of treatment by diet. The preliminary matters of diet in health, methods of calculating diets and serving meals and other phases of the subject are presented concisely in forty-two pages. Diseases are divided into those in which diet is of paramount importance, such as diabetes, and those in which it is of varying importance. In each instance, however, there is a brief preliminary statement of the nature of the disease in question and the particular dietetic objectives. This is followed by simple general discussions, and then by many detailed lists of diets.
While the reviewer disagrees with Barborka on small points here and there, all will agree that the general principles brought out are sound. On the whole, this is the most useful "practical" book on diet that the reviewer knows of.