Some of the most exciting developments in medicine today are occurring in the field of clinical nutrition. Its application has become vividly apparent in relation to coronary heart disease, diabetes mellitus, inborn errors of metabolism, obesity, and many other clinical disorders. Furthermore, nutrition representing the clinical outgrowth of the brilliant work of enzymatic chemists, is beginning to assume a prominent role in investigations ranging all the way from the antimetabolites in the field of neoplastic disease to the relationships between micronutrient deficiencies in infancy and the development of chronic diseases in adult life.
Thus, the concept of nutrition as a clinical subject has reached maturity and is well presented in an excellent book edited by two prominent nutritionists, Drs. Wohl and Goodhart. This book has chapters or sections contributed by an impressive array of scientists, both clinicians and biochemists. The book is well organized into three sections: the first dealing