This book is composed of a collection of papers and part of the discussion from a three day symposium held in June, 1963, as "part of the dedicational exercises of a new research facility at the University of Illinois"—the Burnsides Research Laboratory. It is along the line of The Chemistry of the Lipids as Related to Atherosclerosis, a symposium held in May, 1957 and published by Charles C Thomas in 1958 with Dr. Irvine H. Page as editor.
Dr. Kummerow notes from Aristotle by indirection that, "The search for truth is in one way hard and in another easy..." This time the going is fairly hard. The initial clinical and pathologic orientations are not difficult, although Dr. Page brings up, without clarifying, the nation "Diet Heart Study" and Dr. Louis Katz reviews familiar material. Papers by Dr. T. Van Itallie, W. Stanley Hartoft, Henry McGill, and their respective collaborators are