Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease. By Michael G. Wohl, M.D., and Robert S. Goodhart, M.D., plus 59 contributors. Price, $18.50. Pp. 1,152, with 154 tables and 75 illustrations. Lea & Febiger, 600 S. Washington Square, Philadelphia 6, 1960.
Developments in our understanding of human nutrition and metabolism have been as dramatic and as far-reaching in their implications as any of the medical developments of this century. Despite the dramatic quality and genuine excellence of the advances, interest in nutrition has never received the clinical stature or popularity accorded to many other fields in medicine. Perhaps this is because of nutrition's inherent bewildering complexity. Few of the company of brilliant laborers in the field of nutrition have been awarded Nobel Prizes; and the field continues to suffer from neglect. Anyone interested in the broad aspects of nutrition and nutriture is soon caught in a kind of no-man's-land between the biochemistry